Watch "Morning Joe" Scarborough cut to commercial in the middle of an interview because someone won't shut up

If you can guess which GOP candidate couldn't put a stopper in his hateful spigot, you likely having working ears


Scott Eric Kaufman
December 8, 2015 11:17PM (UTC)

Donald Trump joined Joe Scarborough for a phone interview on "Morning Joe" Tuesday, but he quickly turned the interview into an Islamophobic stump speech -- complete with references to the fiction of autonomous Muslim "no-go zones" in London and Paris -- and when Scarborough attempted to rein him in, Trump angrily refused.

"I think it's something that has to be done. I think it's a temporary move. I'm not looking at this long term; I'm looking at it temporary. We have to get our hands around a very serious problem. Look at what happened in Paris, the horrible carnage. And frankly, Mika, if you look at Paris -- and I hate to do this because the Commerce Department of Paris, the Chamber of Commerce is going to go crazy. But Paris is no longer the same city it was. They have sections in Paris that are radicalized where the police refuse to go there. They're petrified. The police refuse to go in there. We have places in London and other places that are so radicalized that the police are afraid for their own lives. We have to be very smart and very vigilant. We have to find out who gave this guy $28,000, put it in his account. How many other $28,000 checks were made? Are there thousands all over the country? " Trump asked toward the end of a breathless 1:50 of pure Trump-speak.

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"When you say you're afraid, I think you should be afraid -- afraid of the other side, not my side," he added.

A fed-up Scarborough didn't want hear any more of it, and said, "You've got to let us ask questions, you can't just talk."

"I'm not just talking, Joe," Trump said. "I'm giving you the facts!"

"You’re not going to keep talking," Scarborough replied. "We will go to break if you keep talking. We’re going to ask you questions."

"Go to break then, Joe, go to break," Trump shouted. "All I'm going is is giving you the facts."

As Trump continued to plead his case, Scarborough told his producers, repeatedly, to "go to break, everybody, go to break, go to break, go to break right now.," at which point they finally did.

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When "Morning Joe" returned from break, a slightly less belligerent Trump discussed -- fielding questions and everything -- his proposal to bar Muslims from coming to the United States.

Watch the entire interview below via MSNBC.

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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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