This week Anthony Scaramucci was challenged on Real Time with Bill Maher. It happened again as Roland Martin stood steadfast first sarcastically complementing him.
Roland Martin opened by using Anthony Scaramucci's own words. When Anthony threatened him, his words and antics inferred, 'Bring it on.'
Roland Martin shows no retreat from Trump's spox Anthony Scaramucci
— Egberto Willies (@EgbertoWillies) February 4, 2018
The exchange between Roland Martin and Anthony Scaramucci with Martin not giving an inch is how Progressives must debate on these panels.
Roland Martin: But, again, there was a guy who once said that this president, he is the president of the Queens County Bully Association. And they're afraid to be attacked on FOX News. Anthony, we appreciate your honest words in 2015 about Donald Trump. ... They are afraid to be attacked. Here's what is grossly offensive about Donald Trump. Monday he refuses to put forth the sanctions against Russia for interfering in our election. Four hundred nineteen House members voted for it. Ninety-two United States senators. Republican leadership says nothing. The head of the CIA says this week Russia is trying to impact the 2018 election. This president says nothing. Now if you want to talk about anti-American, you want to talk about not protecting these borders, doing nothing about Russia, that's what he is doing. And that, to me, is offensive.
Anthony Scaramucci: See, this is the thing that people really don't understand about the president. He's probably doing an enormous amount, in fact, I know that he's doing an enormous amount. But one thing he doesn't like doing, particularly in a military situation or a cyber warfare situation, is declaring what he's doing. The last president made the mistake of telling the Taliban when he was leaving Afghanistan, which caused the Taliban and all the other terrorist groups to move in. And so I appreciate what you're saying. And thank you for sharing those words that I had from two years ago. But here's...
Roland Martin: They were truthful then and now.
Anthony Scaramucci: This is what you're missing about the president. And no, actually, you know what, he was coming at me, and I came at him in the same way I'm going to come at you.
Roland Martin: Try it.
Anthony Scaramucci: Let me speak, and then you can rebut me. Let me speak.
Roland Martin: Try it.
Anthony Scaramucci: Here's the thing that you're missing about the president. OK, he loves the FBI. He loves the CIA. He loves law enforcement. I traveled on 26 campaign stops with him. Every time he came off the plane, they rushed him for selfies. OK, at the end of the day, the border control (sic) endorsed him. He is pro-law enforcement like every typical Republican.
Roland Martin: Let me come at you. Four hundred nineteen to three. Ninety-eight to two. Also, he attacked the intelligence community before he became president. Seventeen agencies said Russia interfered with this election.
Good job Roland Martin. That is how one challenges Trump's misinformants.
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