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.