MSNBC Host: Thatcher Embodied ‘Selfishness’


MSNBC’s Martin Bashir was harshly critical of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher’s domestic policies, telling host Chuck Todd that she came to embody “selfishness” as a result of her support for deregulation and free market principles. “The result was a kind of flagrant, excessive, and ostentatious pursuit of cash” in Britain, Bashir said. 

He added, “The best description I ever heard of her was from French president Francois Mitterand who said she had the eyes of Caligula and the mouth of Marilyn Monroe.” 

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