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Nina Turner slams MSNBC pundit Jason Johnson for challenging her use of oligarch to define Bloomberg

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Bernie Sander's surrogate Nina Turner did not let MSNBC pundit Jason Johnson get away with challenging her notion that Mike Bloomberg is an oligarch buying his way into the Democratic Presidential Election.

MSNBC's Chris Matthews interviewed Bernie Sanders' spokesperson Nina Turner during the initial stages of the Iowa Caucuses. Matthews probed her about Billionaire Mike Bloomberg's entry into the Democratic Primary.

Turner complained that Bloomberg was buying his place in the Primary and then called Bloomberg an Oligarch. Chris Matthews took exception to her assertion.

"We should be ashamed of that as Americans, people who believe in democracy," Nina Turner said. "That the oligarchs, if you have more money, you can buy your way."

"Do you think Mike Bloomberg is an oligarch," Matthews asked.

"He is," Turner responded. "He skipped Iowa. Iowans should be insulted. Not going to New Hampshire buying his way into this race. The DNC changed its rules. They did not change it for Senator Harris. They wouldn't change it for Senator Booker. They didn't change it for Secretary Castro."

She subsequently said that he is buying his way into the debates.

Chris went back to Williams, who passed the baton to pundit Jason Johnson who expressed righteous indignation against Turner calling Bloomberg an oligarch. The professor should know better. If former president Jimmy Carter could recognize that America has transitioned into an oligarchy, a professor ought to know better.

That would not be the end of the discussion as MSNBC brought back Nina Turner to challenge Johnson's challenge. She let him have it as she pointed out his elitism and shock that he would be defending the wealthy.

Nina Turner is a fighter. In these times it is essential that one leaves no form of false righteous indignation unchallenged.

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