Picture the general public as Manuel, Chris Christie as Basil Fawlty, and Donald Trump as the hotel guest:
Basil Fawlty tried speaking a language he was ill-equipped to communicate in and wound up embarrassing himself.
So it was when the subject of carried interest came up this week.
The obvious followup question that you can see these CNBC folks wanted to ask was:
You have no clue as to what ‘carried interest’ is, do you?
but since Christie’s PAC has TV ad money to spread around they humor him.
Contrast that to how these Bloomberg people react to someone who speaks their language: