Report: Sherrod Brown defends Cleveland after Stephen Moore trashes the city

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Posted at 9:13 PM, Apr 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-23 21:13:47-04

CLEVELAND — Senator Sherrod Brown is fuming after a video resurfaced of President Donald Trump's expected Federal Reserve Board nominee Stephen Moore trashing Cleveland and Cincinnati in 2014, according to New 5's media partners at the Columbus Dispatch.

Brown is demanding an apology from Moore and a public retraction.

In the video, Moore said Chicago was a "world-class city" and that Cleveland and Cinncinnati were the "armpits of America."

Those comments prompted Brown to fire off a letter Tuesday to Moore saying, “As a Clevelander and lifelong Ohioan, I’m offended and troubled” by those comments. Brown said he believes Moore’s comments “should be disqualifying for the critical role of governor of the Federal Reserve Board".

Brown proceeded to defend Cleveland and Cincinnati by citing merits and businesses in the two cities.

Trump is expected to nominate Moore but has yet to do so.

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You can watch Moore's full video below, with his comments about the cities around the 46 minute mark.