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Ben Shapiro Blasts ‘Elitists’ Who Think Jobs Lost at NY Daily News is a ‘Tragedy,’ But Not in Rust Belt

Conservative commentator Ben Shapiro appeared on The Ingraham Angle and took on the “elitists” who are out of touch with Middle America.

Laura Ingraham began by citing an op-ed from a “liberal” journalist at the Chicago Sun-Times who after attending a steel workers rally in Illinois last week was convinced that President Donald Trump was going to be re-elected in 2020 because of his appeal and that Democrats “don’t have anyone who can touch him.”

Ingraham called that an “honest liberal view” while Shapiro thought the ongoing “culture war” in this country is between “the elitists” and everyone else.

“People who think that jobs being lost at the New York Daily News is a national tragedy, but jobs being lost in the steel industry is totally fine because those are a bunch of rubes in the rust belt anyway,” Shapiro elaborated. “What President Trump does better than virtually any other politician on the American scene is he conveys that he really does care about people who are in these industries, the people who are doing the so-called “dirty jobs” that people on the coast tend to think on the illegal immigrants are willing to do.”

The Fox News host later pivoted to the “opposite” of the Sun-Times op-ed to one from The New York Times imagining Trump’s reelection defeat in 2020 to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

“They are hoping obviously that 2016 was an outlier and they’re going to blame it on anything,” Shapiro reacted. “They’ll blame it on Hillary Clinton being a bad candidate finally or Russian collusion, which they have yet to prove. But what they won’t acknowledge is that there is a systemic problem inside the Democratic Party and screaming ‘Medicare for all’ in running Hillary Clinton clone like Elizabeth Warren is not going to fix a giant gap that they have with them at all the country who may still consider a bunch of bitter clingers working jobs they would never deign to get their hands dirty doing.”

The Daily Wire editor-in-chief then admitted that he himself was part of “the elite” since he’s from L.A and spent time in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

“I am an elite, by any of these standards,” Shapiro continued. “But the bottom line is that the people in the middle of the country are doing work that is as important or more important than the people on the coast, who are sitting in their coffee houses writing scripts.”

Ingraham defended Shapiro, insisting he wasn’t part of “the elite” since “understands the plight of the regular working person,” to which he clarified that he’s part of “the elite” but not an “elitist.”

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.