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Watch Fat Joe and 'woke Bill Kristol' cruise New York


Rapper Fat Joe and former Republican White House official Bill Kristol have become unlikely allies in the Trump era – a relationship that grew out of several appearances they made together on “The Beat with Ari Melber,” a news show that covers politics, culture and music. In this segment marking the end of 2018, anchor Ari Melber traces that relationship, airs never-before-seen footage of the two cruising the streets of Manhattan, and dishes on how TV viewers have embraced the unlikely alliance as an antidote to Trump’s divisiveness. Fat Joe says that few people have “ever seen a pairing like this!” Kristol adds, while riding in an SUV with Joe, “Trump brought us together!” Melber also discusses Internet memes referring to “Woke Bill Kristol,” and shows clips of pundits joking that given Kristol’s growing street cred, perhaps he should be referred to as “Bill Cristal” -- a reference to the popular champagne.