Joe Scarborough made it no secret that he dislikes [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore]’s new ad, suggesting, “That’s just a weird ad, that’s not gonna connect with anybody.”
Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Scarborough deadpanned, “So whoever did that ad for your Ted, you know, thank them and have them do another one. Just show a picture of Marco sweating like you did and talk about how Marco was like the Gang of Eight or what ever.”
The ad, entitled “Invasion,” will begin running in New Hampshire on Wednesday and features a sweating [crscore]Marco Rubio[/crscore], who has been feuding with Cruz about their stances and history relating to immigration.
In the ad, dozens of men and women wearing suits are shown crossing a river in a desert while Cruz narrates to ominous music.
I understand that when the mainstream media covers immigration, it doesn’t often see it as an economic issue. But I can tell you it is a very personal economic issue. And I will say, the politics of it would be very, very different if a bunch of lawyers or bankers were crossing the Rio Grande or if a bunch of people with journalism degrees were coming over and driving down the wages in the press. Then we would see stories about the economic calamity that has befalling our nation. If I’m elected president, we will triple the border patrol. We will build a wall that works. We will secure the border.
Immediately after the ad finished playing, Scarborough said, “That’s just a weird ad. That’s not going to connect with anybody.” The “Morning Joe” panel that included Willie Geist and Mike Barnicle agreed within Scarborough.
Co-host Mika Brzezinski who agreed with Scarborough said, “I’m so glad you said that.”
“It’s just a weird ad. It’s just not gonna connect. That was a weird ad,” Scarborough reiterated. “I put that one up with Jon Huntsman’s first ad, the dude riding the motorcycle across America, what was that about? You remember it, but what was that about?”