On Wednesday, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski said that “Just like Fox” Univision and Fusion anchor Jorge Ramos was lecturing GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, not asking him questions.
After fellow co-host former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough stated, “he gave a lecture, he wasn’t asking a question. And i don’t know what politician would have been — actually I wouldn’t have been that patient with him. I would have said, ‘You got a question?'” Brzezinski added, “Just like Fox, the debate.”
Panelist Mike Barnicle added that Ramos was engaging in a “debate” with Trump, not a Q&A. Scarborough added, “He doesn’t ask him a question from the very beginning, Willie, he’s lecturing him. You can’t do this, you can’t do that you can’t — I’m sorry, I think he was a lot more patient actually than Barack Obama would have been if somebody — Barack Obama, rightly would not allowed somebody to stand up and lecture him that long. Ask a question.”
Later, Brzezinski added that Ramos, “jumped in at the top, and he started delivering a little bit of a lecture, or at least kind of — clearly had a position that he was intent on pushing.” She also said Trump didn’t order anyone thrown out, but that his staff escorted Ramos out and then Trump brought Ramos back in. She concluded, “I thought it was brilliantly played by Trump.”
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