RUMBLE: NY Times Journalist and Joe Kernan Battle Over ‘Your Friend’ Trump, Shutdown

Scott Whitlock | May 27, 2020
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[See NewsBusters for more.] The usually more placid Squawk Box exploded on Wednesday as two of the co-hosts blasted each other about the shutdown, jobs and Donald Trump. Co-host/New York Times journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin mocked fellow co-host Joe Kernen as nothing more than a puppet for “your friend” Donald Trump. Kernen accused his fellow CNBC host of being too negative on the stock market and recovery. As the yelling increased, he told Sorkin: “You panicked about the market! Panicked about COVID! Panicked about the ventilators! Panicked about the PPE! Panicked about ever going back again!”

Sorkin spat back: “100,000 people died, Joe! And all you did was try to help your friend the President. That's what you did. Every single morning on this show! Every single morning on this show! You used and abused your position, Joe! You used and abused your position!”

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