Joe Scarborough from MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” has basically become Donald Trump’s bestie throughout the 2016 presidential campaign. Donald Trump counts on Scarborough’s show for tons of free publicity, since it seems that he is the candidate who is invited the most, with Bernie Sanders invited the least.
So when brilliant Hollywood director Rob Reiner was a guest on the “Morning Joe” panel this morning, things got really awkward, really fast. Reiner was asked why it was that millions of people voted for Donald Trump if he was such a horrible person, and Reiner’s response had Scarbrough practically coming out of his seat.
The heated conversation began when Rob Reiner answered that people vote for Donald Trump because, “there are a lot of people who are racist.” This response was pretty infuriating for Scarborough, who immediately responded, “Oh my God! Did you just say that?!” Reiner, however, did not back down.
Someone then asks Reiner if he is implying that every Trump supporter is a racist, to which Reiner began to reply:
“That’s true. They’re not all racist… there are a lot of people who are. There is racism in this country that has been submerged for a long, long time. And all of a sudden there’s a man speaking…”
Before he could finish his thought, Scarborough interrupted Reiner by saying that it was possible that Trump supporters are just members of the angry working class, to which Reiner said:
“Let me say this to that. There are those that are following Bernie Sanders that feel the same way.”
Host Mika Brzezinski then accuses Reiner of calling the American working class racist, and Reiner is once again ready with his response:
“No, do you see any racist people at the Bernie rallies? Do you see any skinheads?… You can see when somebody’s got a tattoo with a swastika and stuff. C’mon Joe, be honest here.”
Brezezinski simply replied, “we’re trying.”
The conversation pretty much continues this way; Reiner consistently makes great and valid points that are completely ignored by every host on the talk show panel. They pretend they don’t understand, all while making a sad attempt to silence his message by talking over him. Reiner however, would not relent. He continued, voice booming, to explain exactly what every liberal in the country is thinking.
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