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Old Video Of David Letterman Challenging Donald Trump Over China-Made Ties Goes Viral

“Rarely do you see Donald Trump caught without something to say," said MSNBC's Ari Melber, who shared the 2012 clip.

An 2012 video of David Letterman challenging Donald Trump over his ties being made in China is going viral after the president on Friday ordered U.S. companies to sever business links with the country.

In the clip, the then-late night TV host responded to the then-businessman bashing the Obama administration’s China policy by informing Trump that his ties were actually made there.

“Rarely do you see Donald Trump caught without something to say. Silence,” said MSNBC’s Ari Melber, who shared the clip on “The Beat.” 

“To paraphrase Springsteen, ‘to face the ties that bind, you can’t break the ties that bind’ and Donald Trump is tied up with an order he can’t enforce against other companies, an order he never bothered to apply to his own company,” he added. 

The footage spread on Twitter as people accused Trump of hypocrisy.

Check out the clip here:

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