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Soledad O'Brien Takes President Obama To Task Over Diversity (VIDEO)

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Soledad O'Brien ripped Barack Obama on Friday's "Starting Point," criticizing the president for what she called the lack of diversity in his administration.

Former Obama White House official Bill Burton defended the president, saying that some of Obama's top advisers are women and that half the White House is comprised of women.

His defense was not strong enough for O'Brien and she eventually bet Burton on the lack of diversity in Obama's White House.

"Let's get someone in our office to pick the top 50 people in the White House," O'Brien said. "I'm going to assume that they don't represent what America looks like. I'm going to assume that 50 percent of those top people are not women. I'm going to assume that 13 percent of them are not African-American. I'm going to assume that there is not a representation of Asian-Americans, Latinos. I feel fairly confident saying that."

"You would be wrong to make that assumption," Burton fired back.

"Want to put money on that?" she asked.

"Yes, I would," Burton said.

"Ok," O'Brien said. "One hundred dollars." The CNN broadcaster said that her show will "crunch the numbers" over the weekend.

(h/t RCP)

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