MSNBC Live co-anchors Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle got into a fairly heated argument over companies taking money from countries like Saudi Arabia and China.
Velshi and Ruhle were handing over to anchor Katy Tur on Monday afternoon when Tur made a comment about their report on Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi downplaying the murder of Jamal Khashoggi as a “mistake” in an interview with Axios on HBO about Uber’s financial ties with Saudi Arabia. (Khosrowshahi later apologized for his remarks).
Tur commented “don’t forget the NBA and what’s happening in Hong Kong. Money corrupts.” Velshi agreed but Ruhle did not, saying the two situations were not the same, “the NBA is not the same as Uber and Saudi Arabia.”