CNBC fight on COVID-19 restrictions blows up on air

Sorkin responded be holding out his arm and hand to the camera for Santelli to let him speak.

“The difference between a big box retailer, and a restaurant or frankly even a church, are so different it’s unbelievable,” Sorkin said as Santelli shook his head up and down and crossed his arms in front of his chest, signaling evident frustration with Sorkin.

The two then began to shout over one another, with Santelli yelling “I disagree, I disagree. I disagree You can have your thoughts, and I can have mine” while Sorkin said “You’re required to wear a mask. It’s science. I’m sorry, it’s science.”

“It’s not science,” Santelli said with exasperation. “Five hundred people in a mall aren’t any safer than 150 people in a restaurant that holds 600. I don’t believe it. Sorry, I don’t believe it. And I live in an area where there are a lot of restaurants that have fought back and they don’t have any problems and they’re open.”