In Fact-Challenged Rant, MSNBC Host Criticizes Trump for Going to Davos, Admits She Went in Past In Fact-Challenged Rant, MSNBC Host Criticizes Trump for Going to Davos, Admits She Went in Past – NTK Network

In Fact-Challenged Rant, MSNBC Host Criticizes Trump for Going to Davos, Admits She Went in Past

Stephanie Ruhle made several questionable claims in the span of about 90 seconds.

By NTK Staff | 01.10.2018 @3:26pm

MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle struggled to comprehend reality on her show Wednesday morning, making several baseless, wrong, and hypocritical claims in a period of about 90 seconds.

Ruhle undermined the point of her own rant, criticism of President Trump for attending the World Economic Forum in Switzerland later this month, when she quickly admitted that she has also attended the conference at Davos Resort in the past.

“An ‘America First’ agenda is the opposite of what is welcome at the World Economic Forum,” she said, now posturing herself as a proponent of Trump’s nationalist agenda. The MSNBC host added that the conference “was the exact opposite of the president’s ‘Make America Great Again’ campaign.”

Introducing a panel, Ruhle then remarked to one of her guests that they both had attended Davos in the past.

The MSNBC host also got basic facts about the conference wrong, saying that WEF participants describe themselves as “Davos Men,” citing a critical definition of the term.

“[Attendees of the conference] consider themselves, there’s an actual definition, ‘Davos Men,'” Ruhle said, referencing a epithet invented by political scientist Samuel P. Huntington about globalist elites at the event.

She cited the definition: “Men who ‘have little need for national loyalty, view national boundaries as obstacles that are thankfully vanishing, and see national governments as residues from the past.”

“Look it up! Read it again!” Ruhle commanded her audience. We did. Huntington’s creation of the term in a 2004 edition of The National Interest was not meant as a compliment, and it is highly questionable that participants “consider themselves” Davos men. Huntington slammed the elites for their globalist separation from the rest of humanity:

Together with the “globalizing elites of other countries, these American executives inhabit a “socio-cultural bubble” apart from the cultures of individual nations and communicate with each other in a social science-y version of English, which Hunter and Yates label “global speak.”

Ruhle also claimed without evidence that “Trump dumped on Davos last year.” The president has never tweeted about Davos, except this tweet citing its economic rankings:

Perhaps the MSNBC host got it backwards, since much of the WEF in 2017 focused on criticizing the new president. For instance, Democratic megadonor George Soros predicted at the conference that “Trump will fail.”

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