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Politico chief Washington correspondent and partisan nitwit Ryan Lizza faced intense backlash on Monday after asking the White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany whether President Trump believed that the defeat of the Confederacy in the Civil War was a “good thing.”

“I think a lot of people are trying to understand what his [Trump’s] view of memorializing the Confederacy is … so a couple of questions,” Lizza began. “One, does he believe- does President Trump believe — that it was a good thing that the South lost the Civil War? And then two, does he believe in following NASCAR’s example in banning the Confederate flag from his own events?”

McEnany responded that Lizza’s first question was “absolutely absurd,” and emphasized that the president is “proud of the United States of America.” She then pointed to polling that shows Americans oppose the removal of Confederate statues and added that the question regarding Confederate flags at Trump events should be directed to the president’s campaign.

Critics hit Lizza hard on social media:

WIBC host Tony Katz offered his own unique take on Lizza’s question Tuesday morning. Click below to listen.

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