"My god, stop being so thin-skinned!": Joe Scarborough mocks Donald Trump to his face in "Morning Joe" interview

The "Morning Joe" host was nearly in tears after Trump complained that not enough people are talking about him


Scott Eric Kaufman
July 24, 2015 7:46PM (UTC)

Donald Trump went on "Morning Joe" Friday to discuss his trip to the United States' border with Mexico, but before he could discuss what he believes to be his most important campaign issue, he had to address what clearly is his most important issue generally -- himself.

"I was just listening to you," he said after being introduced, "and you know we all love you and Mika [Brzezinski], but I was listening to you talking about [Jeb] Bush and [Marco] Rubio and a couple of others and you sort of forgot to mention my name even though I'm creaming them all in the polls. I don't understand what you're doing."

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Scarborough didn't even try to contain his laughter, saying, "Donald, what are you talking about? What are you talking about? We've been talking about you for a week. What are you talking about?"

"You were talking about [John] Kasich and you mentioned Bush and Rubio and somebody else that I won't mention because I actually like that person," Trump replied.

"What are you talking about?" Scarborough asked. "What are you talking about, Donald? How thin is your skin? I've been talking about you for a week."

"When you were talking about Bush who, by the way, is about ten points lower than me, you sort of mentioned like, you know, 'Can Kasich beat Bush?'" Trump said. "Well, you know, excuse me, what about Trump? I mean, you know, we are ten points ahead."

"You really aren't that thin-skinned?" Scarborough asked.

"Oh, I'm thin-skinned," Trump replied, and then quickly attempted to prove it by recounting about the response of "polite society" to him coming in from Queens to purchase buildings in Manhattan in the 1980s.

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Later in the interview, after Scarborough suggested that much of his support comes from conservatives opposed to immigration reform, Trump insisted that people are behind him for other reasons as well.

"I know, Donald!" Scarborough erupted, barely able to choke out the words through the laughter. "My god, stop being so thin-skinned. I love it!"

Watch the entire interview below via MSNBC.


Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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