The “Morning Joe” panel — Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough, Mark Halperin, Eugene Robinson and Mike Barnicle — relentlessly mocked Sen. [crscore]Ted Cruz[/crscore]’s Monday supporter with supporters of Donald Trump.
Scarborough commented, “Don’t do that.” (VIDEO: Watch A Trump Supporter Go Full Donald On Cruz)
“Why would you do that?” Brzezinski asked before playing clips from the confrontation. “Because when you do that, this happens.”
The clips showed the Trump supporters heckling and insulting Cruz. “Morning Joe” largely ignored parts of the confrontation in which Cruz alleged contradictions in Trump’s record on immigration.
After the clips finished playing, Brzezinski, Scarborough, Halperin, Robinson and Barnicle broke down in laughter. Barnicle said, “That is great stuff.”
Brzezinski pleaded with Alex Korson, the show’s executive producer saying, “It went on for five minutes. I want more, Alex. Why did you cut it off? What’s wrong?” (VIDEO: Man Confronts Cruz: ‘You’ve Already Been Mathematically Eliminated’)
Halperin commented, “I’ve never seen anything like that, and it’s reminiscent of the end of the Rubio campaign … when he went for, like, a whole different thing to try to shake things up.”
“You don’t walk over … and the minute the guy started doing shtick, you leave,” Halperin said.
Robinson added, “Who is that guy? He’s got great timing.”
Scarborough interjected, “That’s the problem when you have the Shakespearean pauses. … You leave room for a guy to get the question that everyone is asking.”
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) May 3, 2016