Huntsman’s China-GOP comparison

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Last night while speaking here in New York City at the 92nd Street Y, former Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. Ambassador to China for President Obama Jon Huntsman had some pointed words for his own party.

His remarks were first reported by Zeke Miller at BuzzFeed:

Huntsman, the former Utah governor and once President Barack Obama’s Ambassador to China, expressed disappointment that the Republican Party disinvited him from a Florida fundraiser in March after he publicly called for a third party.

 “This is what they do in China on party matters, they punish you, if you talk off script,” he said.

But this morning on msnbc’s “Morning Joe,” Huntsman said he was taken out of context.

The video above, released today by the 92Y, appears to show - not only did BuzzFeed get the context right, they got the wording of what Huntsman said absolutely correct.

Lawrence will explain what’s really going on here in tonight’s Rewrite.

Jon Huntsman and The Last Word The Rewrite

Huntsman's China-GOP comparison

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