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MSNBC Host to Meghan McCain: You Fit in With GOP Because You're 'Well Off, White, & Blond

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"...as it comes down to being comfortable in the Republican party, isn’t it pretty easy for you to be comfortable in the Republican party -- well off, white and blond?"

Meghan McCain, daughter of former Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), appeared on Monday's edition of MSNBC's "Live with Thomas Roberts" to discuss GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s "I am who I am" remarks.

As is usually the case whenever she makes an appearance on MSNBC, McCain's interview focused on the so-called "Republican tent," with Roberts musing aloud [paraphrasing]: Gee, not a lot of African-Americans, members of the LGBT community, or women support Republicans. What’s up with that?

“Is this party tent big enough when we look at the latest polling numbers -- the African American community, zero percent? The stance that Mitt Romney and the Republican party takes on women's issues really does put an affront up to welcome women under the tent. Certainly, LGBT issues -- that’s a big problem for the Republican Party,”  Roberts said.

“How do they look at the narrative of what their core beliefs are and stand with those, but seem more welcoming to the bigger, larger American audience that we are today?” he asked.

Instead of asking the MSNBC host to clarify his comments (particularly his claim about women in the GOP) or, at the very least, cite his sources, McCain agreed that the GOP should be more "inclusive" and that the it should broaden its appeal.

“Megan, you know I love you, but as it comes down to being comfortable in the Republican party, isn’t it pretty easy for you to be comfortable in the Republican party – well off, white and blond,” Roberts asked.

“Ow,” she responded before launching into a pitch about how Romney has a good shot at victory based on his economic knowledge/experience.

Watch the enlightening conversation [via Mediaite]:

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Front page photo source courtesy the AP. This story has been updated.

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