Donald Trump appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to discuss his plan to ban Muslims from entering the United States. After refusing to let the hosts speak, Joe Scarborough threatened to cut him off and go to break. The notoriously thin-skinned Republican candidate dared him to do it and Joe followed through with the threat. From the New York Times:
“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 commercial, the program returned with Mr. Trump still on the phone, tamer this time, answering questions from the hosts of “Morning Joe.”
It was like watching a grown man get put in time-out for bad behavior.