Velshi And Ruhle: Trump’s CPAC Speech Sounded Like Fidel Castro

Amber Athey Podcast Columnist
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MSNBC cohosts Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle nearly had a heart attack trying to dissect President Donald Trump’s Friday speech at the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference.


According to the liberal anchors, Trump’s speech was “strange,” filled with “lies,” and reminiscent of brutal dictators like Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez.

Trump spoke for nearly two hours at CPAC, hitting topics like immigration, gun rights, judicial appointments, taxes, and health care.

“A sprawling, truly sprawling, meandering speech by the President,” Velshi analyzed. “The likes of which — I was saying to Stephanie —  I’m used to having heard from Hugo Chavez or Fidel Castro or Erdogan. President Putin gives something like this every year. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used to give speeches like this.”

The hosts complained that Trump chose not to talk about Russia and wondered why the crowd was cheering when he talked about leaving TPP.

“Unless the audience was filled with Chinese people, I have no idea… why they’d be cheering,” Ruhle sneered.

The two agreed that Trump’s speech was filled with “lies” and said the only record he has set as president is being the biggest liar.

“There were a lot of lies in the speech…It was a remarkable speech. It was lie to new topic to another lie. It was very strange speech,” Velshi asserted.

“Historically, the amount of lies the President has told, and this administration, over the last year, that is unprecedented,” Ruhle confirmed.

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