Republican strategist Mary Matalin Sunday morning demanded CNN political correspondent Van Jones retract his comments about Donald Trump's election win being a "whitelash" against President Barack Obama,leading to a fierce argument between the two political experts.
During a panel discussion on ABC's "This Week," Matalin made her demand while discussing, with another panelist, the takeaways from several Democrats concerning Hillary Clinton's loss.
Jones, jumping in, told her he stands by his comments and believes that race was a factor in the election, leading Matalin to call Jones a "racial polemicist" when instead he should be a "racial reconciler."
"You should be ashamed of yourself to say that to my face," he told her. "I have spent more time in this country…"
"[To] say it behind your back would be better?" Matalin said.
"Hold on a second," the CNN pundit told her. "I spent more time than you have trying to be a racial reconciler."
"Really?" Matalin shot back. "How do you know that? Do you know anything about me? Do you know anything about me?"
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