MSNBC's Al Sharpton on Monday took issue with George Will saying on Fox News Sunday, “Of course I want ObamaCare to fail.”
When Newsmax TV's Steve Malzberg played a clip of that Tuesday, Will laughed through much of it before he responded (video follows with transcript and absolutely no need for additional commentary):
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AL SHARPTON: And every now and then the right-wing politicians and pundits actually say it.
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GEORGE WILL ON “FOX NEWS SUNDAY”: Of course I want ObamaCare to fail, because if it doesn't fail, it will just further entangle American society with a government that is not up to this.
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SHARPTON: Of course you want ObamaCare to fail? Well, of course. This is what's wrong with the Republican Party.
[Will can be heard laughing in the background]
And of course the American people are fed up with it. And of course Republicans will pay the price for it at election time.
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STEVE MALZBERG, HOST: Alright, I don't have to tell you that's Al Sharpton on MSNBC.
MALZBERG: I still can't believe that I say that he has a show, but he does.
WILL: Well, the American people have – this is, I guess, a news bulletin to Mr. Sharpton – but the American people were opposed to ObamaCare when it was proposed, they were even more opposed to it when it passed, and they're even more opposed to it today than they were when it passed. I'm not the one convincing the American people. Experience and common sense is convincing the American people of this.
MALZBERG: And do you, are you a viewer of MSNBC at all? Not just now because you're at Fox, but have you been in the past? I mean, is there any host there that you like or don't like, or do you not watch it at all?
WILL: If something is not on Fox or ESPN I'm apt not to see it