MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle clobbers commerce secretary over trade war: 'Wilbur Ross is lying to the American people'
Stephanie Ruhle (MSNBC/screen grab)

MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle blasted Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross on Wednesday after he claimed to be surprised that markets had reacted negatively to the prospects of President Donald Trump starting a trade war.

During a Wednesday appearance on CNBC, Ross downplayed the impact of a trade war and insisted that even "shooting wars end with negotiations."

"Even shooting wars end in negotiation," Ruhle said, repeating Ross' words on her MSNBC program. "Let's make something clear. In war, death and destruction ensue and no one wins war."

"Wilbur Ross went on to say he is surprised by market reaction," the MSNBC host continued. "I'd like to make something clear. Wilbur Ross is lying to the American people. I know from people I speak to inside the White House. Wilbur Ross has been told by other economic advisers, by market participants [that] this would be the reaction."

Watch the video below from MSNBC.