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‘Boneheaded’: Steve Cortes turns on Trump for showing no sympathy for furloughed workers

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Steve Cortes appears on CNN (screen grab)

On Thursday, President Donald Trump echoed Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ comments about the government shutdown. Ross said that furloughed government workers should get a loan. While talking to reporters, the president said that grocery stores and people not getting paid will work together.

Trump’s former aide Steve Cortes told CNN’s Erin Burnett that it was a “boneheaded” comment.

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“Is this pattern a problem, Steve?” Burnett asked.

“I normally strenuously advocate for this administration on your show, but I’ll also admit when something is boneheaded and this clearly is,” he said.

“I’m somebody in the business of political messaging and a very good rule of thumb is don’t sound like Montgomery Burns from The Simpson and that really is who Wilbur Ross sounded like today. This is a really serious issue. A lot of people are hurting and they’re hurting terribly and not a little bit,” he said.

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