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Gabbard Accuses MSNBC Anchor Of Being Fed Talking Points By Harris’s Team

Democratic Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard accused Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris’s team of feeding talking points to MSNBC anchor Yasmin Vossoughian.

Gabbard got testy while talking to Vossoughian Thursday.

“Every time I come back here on MSNBC, you guys talk to me about these issues. It sounds like these are talking points that Kamala Harris and her campaign are feeding you because she’s refusing to address the questions that were posed to her,” Gabbard told Vossoughian on MSNBC’s “Live with Ali Velshi.”

Gabbard ripped Harris’s record on criminal prosecutions at Wednesday night’s 2020 Democratic presidential debate. Gabbard was the most-searched for candidate for the second time after the debate, according to The Hill, and she is running on a platform of foreign policy.

Vossoughian asked about Gabbard saying that President Donald Trump supports al-Qaeda, and that line of questioning turned to Gabbard’s past meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

“One is this president has chosen to double down and triple down on an alliance with Saudi Arabia, a country that is the number one propagator of the radical Wahabi … ideology that fuels terrorist groups like [the Islamic State] and al-Qaeda,” Gabbard said.

“And secondly, this president has doubled down on support for al-Qaeda in continuing this regime change war in Syria, even threatening to use our own military to respond to anyone who tries to attack al-Qaeda in the city … in Syria where they are in control of and have this stronghold,” she continued.

The MSNBC anchor asked if “the same could be said” for Gabbard’s meeting with Assad, which prompted Gabbard’s allegation that Harris fed the anchor questions.

Gabbard said “she would never apologize” for that meeting and noted that as president she would “do what is necessary,” even if that means meeting with a dictator.

“So if that means meeting with a dictator, meeting with an adversary in order to accomplish that mission of keeping the American people safe, making sure our troops are not continuing to be sent on these wasteful wars putting their lives at risk and making sure we’ve got the resources for the American people, I will do what is necessary,” Gabbard said.

Shelby Talcott on August 1, 2019

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  • I am extremely disappointed in her criticism of the President. She has shown me that she is either not as bright as she earlier appeared or else that she has been infected with the liberal tick. Just serving in the armed forces does not automatically qualify one for office.
    She is obviously not qualified to run for President, and neither are any of the other candidates, unfortunately. A SAD CADRE OF BOOBS.

  • Hey,Hey,Hey, USA! USA!USA! Trump 2020 all the way !
    Let the (D)'s implode; 8 years of the obama administration has placed many Muslims(the ones that bring their Islam/Sharia Law with them) into government positions and are trying their best to change our American values.................................( Family, God, Country and ...yes Guns )!

  • Ditto. She flaunts her time in the military far too often. "Sheep in wolf's clothing" is an accurate observation imo also.

  • Gabbard did well in respect to Harris but be careful people she's a sheep in wolf's clothing .She is ultra liberal and likes their crazy proposals for example the green new deal ...her bad direction for our military...immigration.etc. and I always have my antenna up when I have to hear that she served in the armed forces EVERY TIME SHE TALKS .So did I and millions of others.

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