In a bizarre exchange on progressive news cable channel MSNBC, anchor Stephanie Ruhle appeared confused at newly appointed Trump economic advisor Larry Kudlow for his comment about God.
Here's video of Kudlow on his move to the White House:
Here's what Kudlow said
"The last 25 years of my life has been tied up with CNBC," Kudlow said, "which changed my life, changed my profession, and it's been a family to me, and, however this thing works out, it will be God's will."
"If there's an opportunity when my service is complete, I hope very much to come back and help CNBC," he added. "It is my family, and it has changed my life."
Kudlow got very emotional as he recounted how he was given a second chance after his substance abuse problems.
Here's how Ruhle reacted to Kudlow's emotional statement:
"If you noticed when Larry Kudlow spoke on CNBC yesterday, he ended by saying, ‘However things work out, it will be God's will,’" Ruhle said on MSNBC Thursday.
"That’s an interesting way to uh, talk about being the national economic adviser to the president," Ruhle continued. "God's will?"
Later, Ruhle brought up Kudlow's statement again while talking about the differences between his economic beliefs and that of the president.
"This is the challenge for Larry Kudlow because in the position he's in now," she said, "he has to stand there and represent real data."
"Right, but the fear is he may stand there and represent the president in the face of real data," said co-host Ali Velshi.
"Well, as Larry Kudlow says, ‘It’s God’s will,’" Ruhle added, raising her mug.
Here's video of Ruhle's reaction:
Kudlow once worked in the Office of Management and Budget during the Reagan administration and was chosen by Trump Wednesday to head the National Economic Council.