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CNBC’s Kernan: Rubio Sounded Like ‘Baghdad Bob’ Last Night


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Wednesday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” the day after the Super Tuesday presidential contests, host Joe Kernan reacted to Sen. Marco Rubio’s (R-FL) speech in Miami, FL reacting to his performance.

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Kernan declared Rubio’s message to be a “weird alternate universe” and likened it to former Iraqi spokesman Muhammad Saeed al-Sahhaf, also known as “Baghdad Bob,” who made incredible statements about the Iraqi military’s performance during the 2003 invasion despite the facts on the ground being otherwise.

“Where did Alice go?” Kernan said. “Down a rabbit hole or something? This is some weird alternate universe.  The other thing that struck me last night, did you watch Rubio’s victory speech? I was watching it, and it was like, where have I seen this before?  The only guy I could come up with was Baghdad Bob. It was like: ‘We have the Americans on the run. They’re at our gates, but they’re headed the other way. We’ve been working on this strategy and it’s working.’ It was like, what are you talking about? What world are you in? Does that help?”

(h/t Grabien)

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