Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Joe Scarborough refuses to allow Donald Trump to bloviate, instead cuts him off and goes to commercial.

Courtesy of the New York Times:

 After Mr. Trump repeatedly interrupted questions about his plan to ban Muslim immigration from the co-host Mika Brzezinski, Mr. Scarborough scolded Mr. Trump for not allowing the hosts to ask the candidate questions and, finally, threatened to send the program into a commercial break if Mr. Trump did not stop speaking. 

“Go to break, go to break right now,” Mr. Scarbourough eventually demanded. 

When Mr. Trump kept talking, Mr. Scarborough interrupted him: “Hold on, Donald. You got to let us ask questions. You can’t just talk.” 

Mr. Trump kept talking anyway. “I’m not just talking,” he said. 

As the exchange intensified, a clearly displeased Mr. Scarborough repeatedly tried to stop Mr. Trump from speaking over him. 

“Go to break, then, Joe,” Mr. Trump said, tauntingly. 

So Mr. Scarborough did. The segment abruptly ended.

After the break Donald Trump remained on the phone and was much calmer and more compliant, which goes to show that he really needs somebody to stand up to him once in awhile. And as much as I dislike Scarborough he DID show more backbone than most of the people who interview Donald Trump.

I usually do not watch Morning Joe, but MSNBC has been rerunning this exchange all day so it made it hard to miss it.

And I'm glad I did watch it because simply put it was mesmerizing TV.

Even though he was much less vitriolic for the remainder of the interview Trump still said some truly crazy things, which included having people stopped at the border and asked about their religious beliefs before allowing them into the country, and rejecting any who self identify as Muslim.

I have NO idea how Trump thinks something like that could be carried out, but I DO know that it is absolutely unconstitutional.


  1. Anonymous2:13 PM

    Joe Scarborough refuses to allow Donald Trump to bloviate, instead cuts him off and goes to commercial.

    That's the kind of balls FOX News should have had with Sarah Palin

  2. Anonymous2:13 PM

    Best Sarah photo ever

    gopdildo.tumblr (add .com to ending)

    1. Anonymous4:12 PM

      For those who need to copy and paste:

      ...truly a collection of images representative of the gun culture.

  3. Anonymous2:14 PM

    Horrible human being.

    1. Anonymous3:30 PM

      ADD in ALL these Fucks! WAKE UP PEOPLE to the Facts: This guy is 1st in LINE.

  4. Anonymous2:21 PM

    What a charming little set piece. If this were important in any way to anyone it would be, first of all, NOT a phoned in session. Next, it would take place between two actual people, not a couple of reality show actors.

  5. Anonymous2:21 PM

    God, but Trump has the ugliest face on any male I've ever encountered!

    I don't see how the Republican party could or would nominate him to run for POTUS! Does anyone else, besides me, think he is going to ruin his business relationships throughout the world?

    Mr. Trump has screwed himself royally in all walks of his life - to include his family members, I would think!

    He's a bully, ego driven and not as smart as he thinks he is!

    1. Anonymous4:47 PM

      You ought to see him without his make up and wig. Mr. Burns anybody? -BARF-

  6. Anonymous2:22 PM

    Trump's plan to eliminate food stamps. Feed the Mexicans and Muslims to the poor folks.

    1. Anonymous3:11 PM

      You mean Soilent Brown?

  7. Crazy people can't be reasoned with. They have their own immutable logic. Sarah Palin will never understand why she is so loathed. Ditto Trump.

    He has fallen below Cruz in Iowa in the polls: let's see what he says next to try to get above Cruz (who is his own brand of crazy). Jeezus is America (and the world) in trouble if these stupid voters can't see the GOP for what it is. They didn't in 2012...

    And it's the media's own fault for not taking that Blowhard seriously before this. Today, Huff Post is taking their coverage of tRump out of their Entertainment Section (!). Better hope it's better late than never, not too little too late.

  8. Anonymous2:39 PM

    It really disturbs me that the media lets him talk on these shows after he says these racists statements. I love Hardball with Chris M, but couldn't watch it last night because they went live to Trump's campaign speech. What the heck? And then he was on GMA this morning. No other candidate gets all of this air time.

    1. Anonymous2:52 PM

      Let him be covered all the time: Americans have short attention spans; they will soon get sick of the sight of him. Want somebody new. Right now, he's their Pet Rock.

    2. Anonymous3:51 PM

      I wouldn't care so much, but he is riling up a certain segment of America...the dumb racists who could actually do some damage.

    3. 3:51 -- Agreed, but he is also riling up voters who don't want to see him as President and will get out to vote against him.

    4. Anonymous5:04 PM

      By "damage" I mean actual damage...as in violence, hate crimes, etc..

  9. Anonymous2:55 PM

    I'm no fan of Joes, but he deserves credit for doing what he did. I like Tamryn Hall's style of taking out the trash, when the commercial's over, it's just her talking then introducing a new guest. There's an old saying "Not in my house", and as a guest, if he had brains, he'd conduct himself accordingly.
    What was even more disturbing to me, was the ticker, someone tossed a severed pig's head at a Mosque in Philadelphia. As an atheist, it would never cross my mind to desecrate the houses of the holy, respect is a two way street, and Donald Trump is to blame for this domestic terrorism.
    Why does the GOP allow him to go on like this? They're condoning it by their tepid responses, shitting their pants while Trump makes fools of fools?
    Let me explain something to Donald, they had a child, and it takes a hell of a lot more to raise a child than the loan they were able to get. But you've got money, I'm sure you'll foot the bill to raise an innocent orphan with two crazy dead parents.

  10. Anonymous3:07 PM

    Donald Trump scares me . He is insane.His supporters are even crazier and stupider than he is.

  11. Joe was just pissed because Trump didn't give him time to rattle off his bullshit.

    1. Anonymous4:13 PM

      Sarah is that you?

  12. Anonymous3:27 PM

    OT UK leaders speak out against Trump
    Trump is spewing lies about London.

    1. Anonymous4:50 PM

      yeah, he went back to that same old debunked crap that Faux News was trying to spread. As Trig would say Bullshit!

  13. Anonymous3:50 PM

    White supremacists love Donald Trump and his approach to foreign policy. They call him the "ultimate savior" and their "glorious leader."

    "Heil Donald Trump - THE ULTIMATE SAVIOR."

    That's what Andrew Anglin, publisher of the neo-Nazi website Daily Stormer, had to say in response to Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump's call for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States."

    "Finally: someone speaks sense," Anglin wrote, pasting Trump's new proposal under the headline "Glorious Leader Calls For Complete Ban on All Moslems."

    "Make America White Again!" his post concludes.


    1. Anonymous3:55 PM

      Heil Sarah Palin
      Sarah is the Ultimate Savior

    2. Anonymous5:27 PM

      I guess you are trying to make some kind of point, 3:55, or maybe you are trying to bait some commenters into talking about something other than Trump.

      I find anything about Sarah Palin hilarious most of the time.

      I find nothing funny about Donald Trump.

  14. Anonymous4:08 PM

    And the straight-up lie about police avoiding areas in London ... Trump is a psychopath and this is what the Republican party has become.

  15. Anonymous4:08 PM

    Tv announced Donald Trump is going to Jordan to visit Muslims

    AP internet:
    Trump plans visit to majority-Muslim kingdom of Jordan
    Associated Press - 1 hour ago

    Then Trump tweeted this:

    Donald J. Trump
    Twitter › realDonaldTrump

    Despite my great respect for King Abdullah II, I will not be visiting Jordan at this time. This is in response to the false @AP report.

    48 mins ago - View on Twitter

    What Donald you scared?

    1. Anonymous4:21 PM

      I don't give a hoot about Donald Trump, tell us what Sarah Palin is doing and where she's going. Sarah Palin for 2016 POTUS

    2. Anonymous5:47 PM

      She's still building a bridge to nowhere. You're welcome.

  16. Anonymous4:27 PM

    Trump denies plans to visit majority-Muslim Jordan WASHINGTON (AP) —

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Tuesday denied an Associated Press report that he planned to visit the majority-Muslim kingdom of Jordan at the end of December.

    The AP report and Trump's denial came one day after his controversial proposal to temporarily ban all Muslims from entering the United States to protect the nation from Islamic terrorism.

    Trump tweeted Tuesday, "Despite my great respect for King Abdullah II, I will not be visiting Jordan at this time. This is in response to the false @AP report."

    Read more at:

    1. Why would he go there? They don't vote for president.

      Maybe he's going to visit Michael Jordan.

      Or Jordan, Minnesota.

    2. Anonymous6:46 AM

      They said on the morning news that he Cancelled the trip to Jordan.

  17. Anonymous4:36 PM

    Sarah Palin we haven't forgotten you. What is it Sarah? You said you didn't have all the information after viewing the video of your Donald Trump mocking the disabled man. Well you've had enough time to figure out what happened. Sarah since you have a degree in journalism, why not share what your investigative journalistic skills uncovered?


    Sarah your silence is troubling! 
    Do you stand with Trig or Trump? 

    Has Sarah Palin figured out if Donnie Trump mocked a person with disabilities or not? 

    What more information does Sarah Palin need to decide?

    Maybe Sarah thinks we forgot she has a decision to make? 

    Sarah we're still waiting for you to figure out what side of the road youre standing on. Do you condone what Donnie Trump did to a disabled man?

    Immoral Minority:
    Thursday, December 03, 2015

    Sarah Palin is not convinced that Donald Trump mocked a person with disabilities, because she does not trust the news.

    Palin goes on with her attempt to give Trump a pass: 

    “Well again, I haven’t known what the whole context is, you know,” Palin added. “We’ve been uh — delved into and dived into — this book tour, so, you know, I haven’t really turned on the new in the past couple of days. But again—” 

    “But respectfully, but respectfully, you’ve seen the footage, right,” interjected radio host Michael Smerconish. Palin responded she had, and if Trump mocked an individual it would be “terrible.” 

    “Oh yeah, I I saw the footage, I think it was just yesterday, or two days ago,” said Palin. “Yeah. And um, again, if that was mocking an individual, if that’s accurate, then, no, you don’t — I — it’s terrible, its terrible.” 

    “But um, again, I’m not gonna buy into the narrative without knowing all the facts that he purposefully was talking about, um, a New York Times reporter or editor who had the special needs — yeah, I won’t buy into it until I know the facts, but I apply that to every issue. I’m not gonna just buy into what I’m seeing on TV because I don’t trust everything that I see on TV and hear on the news.” 


    1. Anonymous4:44 PM

      Sarah since you have a degree in journalism, why not share what your investigative journalistic skills uncovered? 

      Ummmmm I got nuthin. How about buying a copy of Sweet Freedom: A Devotional. You might find the answer there.

  18. Anonymous4:38 PM

    Is it blatantly evident now why the twit and he have teamed up? Good LORD. Wait until Christmas is over and '16 kicks in for real. God out the window, and she'll ramp up the vitriol to the rafters.

    Peas in a pod, those two, and I still say it was already laid out by the SNL 40 appearance.

  19. Anonymous4:40 PM

    Damn it Donald Trump, why couldn't you leave well enough alone? If you want to play King Kong and beat your chest then why don't you pick up a weapon and go fight in Afghanistan?

    1. Anonymous4:50 PM

      Why, when you can send everyone else to their death and destroy families forever? He shirked the draft, as did Ted Poopy Pants.

      $arah can crow all she wants about Track, but he was nowhere NEAR battle no matter what line of crap she spiels.

    2. Anonymous5:00 PM

      Bone spur

  20. Anonymous4:53 PM

    looks like trump is fucking himself with his "muslum" friends in the gulf states,
    there are reports of several "deals" Trump Inc. had on the go have been cancelled, and more to come.
    to many reports to list here, but you can word search here
    Thousands of Online Newspapers on the Web : World ...

    1. Anonymous5:05 PM

      Ding Ding we got a winner

  21. Anonymous5:12 PM

    The Donald alienated The Blacks, alienated Mexicans, alienated Muslims, alienated the disabled, alienated women, alienating the Republican Party, alienating the Democratic Party. Did I forget anyone?

    We do know who the Donald admires, Sarah, Sarah Palin.

    1. Anonymous5:14 PM

      "Just received a copy of [Sarah Palin's] new book—a great read! Sarah is a terrific person."
      — DONALD J. TRUMP, 2016 presidential candidate

    2. Anonymous5:23 PM

      As Palin was speaking with CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday, the conversation shifted to a discussion of businessman and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who recently said that he would “love” to have her in his cabinet if he won the White House. When asked which position she would want in a hypothetical Trump administration, Palin was quick to answer: Energy Secretary.

      Donald and Sarah sittin' in a tree.

    3. Anonymous9:20 PM

      Midgets and dwarfs. You left out Willblow and the Russian whore.

  22. Scarborough is no Jon Stewart. It'll take a lot more than getting pissy with Trump before I'm ready to crown him champion of reason and common sense.

  23. Anonymous5:27 PM

    After Trump announced his racist Muslim policy, MSNBC broadcast his town hall live, then MSNBC condemned Trumps statement. Anything for ratings. Seems MSNBC is the Trump network. MSNBC has aired more live Trump than any other network.

    1. Anonymous5:48 PM

      Agree, @5:27! It's awful.

  24. Anonymous5:37 PM

    Sarah where are you girl? You've been awfully quiet. You in hidin'

    1. Anonymous7:48 PM

      Got her makeup off and fake parts and can't be bothered til a few more days of recovery. Boy she's very ugly.

    2. Anonymous7:51 PM

      Us could go to war, just make it like old times, the leader is always at the head in battle. Isis isil would probably love that.

    3. Anonymous9:15 PM

      She's home taking a toilet plunger to that biiiig flat spot on Sailrs head. Wouldn't want those IMers to see it. The cat's out a the bag,lizard breath!

    4. Anonymous11:17 PM

      Are you home checking the couch cushions for Vicodin pills and butt change,sarah? Tic toc,times up for you,so suck it up,buttercup. You're gonna be front page news! Best shake out your dirty wig and break out the Belmonts for the prison gaurds. Three hots and a cot for you and toad .I can't think of anyone more deserving. Poor trigg.

  25. Anonymous6:50 PM

    I'm still wondering if Trump is running just to amplify the ridiculousness of the GOP's positions.

  26. Anonymous7:47 PM

    Ick, rump and sarah look exactly the same each with no makeup. Truth.

    1. Anonymous9:16 PM

      Old and lumpy.

  27. Sharon8:26 PM

    It is my firm belief that Trump is scared shitless that he might actually win the primary. He does not want to be president, can you imagine how this pampered bully would handle all the meetings and speeches and demands on his time. He is way too spoiled to be a government employee in any fashion. He is doing this so he can get kicked off the GOP ticket...CNN told him to fuck off about the 5 million to do the debate. This is his plan...after he loses he will still have the faithful, just like Palin. You ever notice where he is doing all these speeches??? Way down south where the stupidest sheep live...I hate to say it but I wouldn't be surprised if someone took a shot at him the way hes going. Nazi Trump

  28. It's about time.

    Trump never shuts up once he gets going.

    If more interviewers did the exact same thing, Trump might eventually learn he can't bully them like he bullies everyone else.

    The guy is like a juvenile that was raised by wolves. He has no social skills. He thinks the methods he uses in business will work as a presidential candidate. He needs periodic smacking down to teach him what is and is not acceptable.

    Now if only others will follow Scarborough's lead and muzzle the fascist blowhard.

    By the way, does anyone else thing Trump's gurning borders on Tourette's?

  29. Randall3:13 AM

    Look - it really is just this simple:
    if anyone can be detained because of their religion, then anyone can be discriminated against because of their religion. Or any other reason...
    such as their political affiliation.

    1. Anonymous6:00 AM

      Tell that to PALIN/TRUMP 2016

  30. Anonymous6:57 AM

    Donald Trump: Ukip voters support idea of US Muslim ban as petition to block Trump from UK reaches 160,000


    1. Anonymous7:11 AM

      Now over 2,000

  31. Anonymous7:05 AM

    Over 200,000 signatures to ban Trump from UK.

    Maybe we should gather signatures to ban Sarah Palin from the lower 48.

  32. Anonymous7:10 AM

    Donald Trump: 46% supporters are non-college voters per MSNBC

  33. Anonymous7:15 AM

    Trump to become an independent candidate?

    Donald Trump's comments have caused chaos in the Republican Party, abruptly pitting party leaders against their own presidential front-runner and risking their longtime drive to attract minorities.

    Undeterred, Trump fired a searing warning via Twitter to fellow Republicans criticising his proposal. A majority of his supporters, he tweeted, would vote for him if he left the party and ran as an independent.

    The crossfire between Trump and frustrated Republicans became a media blur the day after the billionaire businessman announced his plan. Party elders, meanwhile, warned that too much criticism might indeed push him to launch a third-party bid that could hand the presidential election to the Democrats.

    And Republicans up for re-election in the Senate grew terse in the Capitol hallways as they were asked again and again to respond to Trump's remarks - a glimpse of their political futures if the former reality show star captures the Republican nomination.

    "This is not conservatism," declared House Speaker Paul Ryan, the Republican Party's top elected leader. "What was proposed yesterday is not what this party stands for. And more importantly, it's not what this country stands for."


  34. Anonymous7:24 AM

    That's Trump way of alienating other countries leaders. You get them Donald.

    PALIN/TRUMP 2016

    Donald J. Trump (tweet)

    I told you @TIME Magazine would never pick me as person of the year despite being the big favorite They picked person who is ruining Germany

    5:53 AM - 9 Dec 2015

    1. Anonymous7:38 AM

      Sounds like a efin baby.

  35. 66gardeners10:53 AM

    Giving tRump a platform on this show is pathetic to begin with. Scarborough will get no credit from me for "standing up" to trump.


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