CNBC Host Slams Pro-Trump Joe Kernen Live on Air: ‘You Abused Your Position!’

CNBC Host Slams Pro-Trump Joe Kernen Live on Air: ‘You Abused Your Position!’

Fireworks sparked Wednesday morning on the Squawk Box set as CNBC anchor Andrew Ross Sorkin blasted his own colleague Joe Kernen for dismissing the severity of the coronavirus pandemic that has now killed 100,000 Americans. At one point, Sorkin accused Kernen of trying to help his “friend” President Donald Trump “every single morning.”

As the two discussed the recent stock-market gains, the segment grew increasingly heated as Kernen openly bashed Sorkin and “other smart people” for not being able to see why the market is rising despite the current poor state of the economy.

“Joe, you missed it a hundred percent on the way down and you missed 100,000 deaths,” Sorkin snapped back. “So we can have this debate back and forth and you can try to question the questions I’m asking.”

Kernen attempted to talk over Sorkin, prompting the usually mild-mannered business host to angrily interject.

Watch the video above, via CNBC.

Read the full story at The Daily Beast.

Contemptor Staff

Contemptor Staff