MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle has apologized for remarks she recently made about Larry Kudlow‘s faith.
President Donald Trump recently chose Ludlow replace Gary Cohn as his economic adviser. Kudlow, a conservative and economic commentator, has also served as the host of CNBC's "The Kudlow Report."
During an emotional interview on CNBC, Kudlow said he hopes his new position works out, if it is God's will.
Ruhle later remarked about Kudlow's comment: “That’s an interesting way to talk about being the national economic adviser to the president."
Did this conversation spill onto Twitter?
Kudlow took issue with the apparent swipe at this faith, writing on Twitter:
Sneering at faith, and God's will, @SRuhle @MSNBC . Why still on air? She apparently believes people in business &… https://t.co/M0Gxc4N9S7— Larry Kudlow (@Larry Kudlow) 1521258131.0
Ali Velshi, Kudlow's colleague, chimed in:
Following the Twitter exchanges, Ruhle offered the following apology Saturday:
As a reporter, a mom & a Catholic, I know words matter & I want to clear something up. I meant no offense when dis… https://t.co/cAW7S1EO1t— Stephanie Ruhle (@Stephanie Ruhle) 1521300671.0
Kudlow accepted her apology and suggested they both "move on":
To @SRuhle : thank you for apology. I accept. Let's move on. See soon.— Larry Kudlow (@Larry Kudlow) 1521302525.0
What led to this?
TheBlaze previously reported on the entire exchange between Ruhle and Kudlow:
“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.