WATCH: MSNBC's Ruhle Mocks Americans Who Fear Socialism

MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle this week mocked Americans who fear socialism while also claiming that Republicans have hijacked the word "patriot."

Ruhle was joined by Financial Times Editor Brendan Greeley, who tried to downplay the negative connotations that come with the word "socialism."

"But you’re getting into details and you’re talking about a nuanced, powerful argument," Ruhle told Greeley.

It was at that moment that Ruhle provided a textbook example of the kind of contempt that many in the mainstream media have for average, hard-working Americans.

"But lots of people don’t get into the argument, they just go, 'Oh my gosh, socialist, I can’t have that. It’s gonna take all my money,'" Ruhle arrogantly said while mocking American's fears of socialism.

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