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Look Who’s Mocking Larry Kudlow for Trusting ‘God’s Will’

Media go after the man's Christian faith, while Jimmy Kimmel's attack on the president backfires and #MeToo gets out of hand

It’s not enough for liberals to implement or push their big government policies. Now they feel the need to attack people on the Right for their religious beliefs.

MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle was the latest Christian basher on Thursday when she attacked economist Larry Kudlow for his reference to the Almighty when speaking about why he accepted a position in the Trump administration.

Kudlow is now the new director of the National Economic Council.

When Ruhle mentioned that Kudlow ended his CNBC interview on Wednesday by saying, “However things work out, it will be in God’s will,” co-host Ali Velshi laughed.

“That’s an interesting way to talk about being the national economic adviser to the president,” Ruhle said with a frown. “‘God’s will’?”

Ruhle even repeated the comment later in the show with a smirk, after she asked the audience if Kudlow could “represent real data” to President Donald Trump.

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Kudlow, a former CNBC host, was born a Jew but converted to Roman Catholicism in 1997. His newfound faith helped him as he recovered from alcohol and cocaine abuse, according to Patheos. For an MSNBC personality and indeed the network as a whole to mock the man’s religious beliefs on the air is not only an insult to him, but to the overwhelming majority of the country.

(Does Joy Behar’s recent insult against Vice President Mike Pence and other people of the Christian faith ring a bill, anyone?)

Seventy-five percent of Americans identify as Christian, according to a December 2015 Gallup poll. Yet left-wing hosts are willing to laugh at most Americans, essentially, in such a callous and disrespectful way.

Related: Trevor Noah Rips Larry Kudlow Before the Man Spends a Single Day on the Job

If they want people to keep watching their shows, alienating that many people and claiming to be part of the party of “tolerance” is probably not the best tactic.

Speaking of attacks, another day meant plenty more attacks on President Trump from late-night comedians. Jimmy Kimmel took a shot at Trump for his family’s online store, which sells some Chinese-made products. To do so, Kimmel bought a handful of products from the website and showed them to viewers.

Surely, Kimmel was trying to attack Trump because the billionaire’s family uses the free market to their advantage as the laws are written. However, his plan may have backfired. After all, he spent hundreds on products and essentially plugged the store on national television for free. This even led HuffPost to admit Kimmel’s troll attempt went “very wrong.”

Related: Kimmel Says He Will File a Federal Complaint Against the Trump Family

When the two eldest Trump sons, Don Jr. and Eric, see a spike in sales on their site this weekend, they know whom they can thank for the free publicity.

The #MeToo movement also appears to be losing some momentum, as Hollywood stars finally speak out against it. Recently, actress Sharon Stone said it is “ruining lives,” and screenwriter and director Terry Gilliam said it has led to “mob rule” in the industry.

Stone appeared on the “WTF” podcast and said she was upset by sexual misconduct allegations against James Franco. The two worked together in “The Disaster Artist”; Stone said it is not fair to see Franco ridiculed so much without due process.

“I’m appalled by this thing about him that is happening. Now all of a sudden he’s a bad guy? I worked with him. I know him,” Stone said. “He’s the loveliest, kindest, sweetest, elegant, nicest man. He’s a kind friend, [a] lovely professional. I’m absolutely appalled by this.”

“I don’t feel like these trials without due process are entirely appropriate,” Stone added. “I feel that it’s appropriate that people have to take responsibility for their actions, but I do feel that some due process is in order.”

“I don’t feel like these trials without due process are entirely appropriate,” Stone added. “I feel that it’s appropriate that people have to take responsibility for their actions, but I do feel that some due process is in order. There’s a range of activities. And you can’t charge somebody with a felony over a misdemeanor.”

On Friday, Gilliam told AFP News that in Hollywood, “Mob rule takes over. The mob is out there. They are carrying their torches, and they are going to burn down Frankenstein’s castle.”

Related: When the #MeToo Movement Goes Too Far

Gilliam, however, then went on to defend Harvey Weinstein — saying he gave a lot of people opportunities in Hollywood and implying that meetings between Weinstein and a whole range of people were consensual.

“It is a world of victims. I think some people did very well out of meeting with Harvey and others didn’t,” said Gilliam. “The ones who did knew what they were doing. These are adults; we are talking about adults with a lot of ambition.”

Gilliam and Stone are bound to be criticized by the Left for their less-than-glowing assessments of Hollywood. The irony, of course, is that their celebrity counterparts are just fine with any and all reckless insults against Trump (for a whole range of things) along with MSNBC’s rude and highly disrespectful comments about Kudlow’s Christianity.

Tom Joyce is a freelance writer from the South Shore of Massachusetts. He covers sports, pop culture, and politics and has contributed to The Federalist, Newsday, ESPN, and other outlets. 

(photo credit, homepage and article images: Larry Kudlow [1], [2], CC BY-SA 2.0, by Gage Skidmore)

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Tom Joyce is a freelance writer from the South Shore of Massachusetts. He covers sports, pop culture, and politics and has contributed to The Federalist, Newsday, ESPN, and other outlets.

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