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The Roundtable: Is Fractured Trust in the Government Really a Crisis?

There are good reasons why trust in the government and the media are at all-time lows.

A panel of experts joined Roundtable to discuss the Mar-a-Lago raid, gun policy, free speech and other current issues. In this segment, they analyze the media discourse around the Mar-a-Lago investigation and all-time low levels of trust in government.

Tracy Hoyos-Lopez cites the history of Puerto Rico to explain why the U.S. government historically does not deserve blind trust. 

"I think it's very important to have a healthy distrust of government," she says. "I'm half Cuban and I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. The history of the American country and government towards the Puerto Rican people has been about putting these people on lists, especially if they're part of like the Independence Party. 

She continues, "Puerto Rico was the only place in the United States where the government actually bombed its own citizens because of political ideology, because those people did not wanna be part of the United States."

Taylor Ferber notes that the media has done its part to contribute to this—as well as fracture its own relationship with the American public.

"I haven't necessarily been in the weeds of what's unfolded with Mar-a-lago, but isn't it interesting how it is everywhere you look, it's everywhere, right?" she says. 

"No matter what network, it's all we see. Notice how convenient it is. And I know this sounds like a conservative talking point, but it is something to be said, where is this energy for the hunter Biden laptop story?"

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Watch the full discussion below:

Roundtable Guests:

Tracy Hoyos, Former Prosecutor, Host, Crypto Crime

Niko House, Founder, Host, MCSC Network

Jon Najarian, Co-Host, CNBC Halftime Report

Taylor Ferber, Host, Cancel Me Baby Podcast