MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' Cuts to Commercial as Trump Keeps Talking in Contentious Interview
"You're not going to keep talking," co-host Joe Scarborough said as the Republican presidential candidate continued to speak. "We will go to break if you keep talking."
On Tuesday, Donald Trump called in to MSNBC's Morning Joe, as he often does, but this morning his chat with co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski turned contentious and led to Scarborough and Trump talking loudly over each other as Scarborough instructed his producers to cut to a commercial break.
Brzezinski tried to get Trump to understand her assessment that his call to ban Muslims from entering the U.S. is "scaring" many people and that it's "fueling hatred and alienation and possibly something worse."
But Trump maintained that recent incidents like last week's mass shooting in San Bernardino and the Paris terror attacks are more frightening.
"I think you should be more scared by what's going on," Trump said. "I think you should be more scared about that by far than anything that I'm saying. I'm using common sense."
When she argued that nearly every high-ranking member of the Republican party and other candidates are condemning his plan, he claimed that they always oppose him initially and then agree with him.
"They've been condemning all of the things that I've been espousing, and now most of them are on my side. And the ones that aren't on my side are down to about zero in the polls, and they're not going to go anywhere," Trump said.
Trump continued to oppose Brzezinski's suggestion that his approach is "counterproductive."
"I think it's something that has to be done. I think it's a temporary move. I'm not looking at this long-term, I'm looking at it as temporary. We have to get our hands around a terrible problem," he said. "When you say you're afraid, I think you should be afraid. You should be afraid of the other side. I want to get our hands around a very difficult situation."
As Scarborough tried to cut in, Trump kept talking, and the co-host grew increasingly frustrated as he and Trump started talking over each other at a loud volume.
"Donald you've got to actually let us ask questions, you're just talking," the MSNBC host said.
Trump: "I'm not just talking, I'm trying to give you the facts."
Scarborough: "Donald, Donald, Donald…you're not going to keep talking. We will go to break if you keep talking."
As Trump continued to speak, Scarborough instructed his producers to cut to commercial, and they did as he kept talking.
When the show returned from the commercial break, Trump was still on the line and went on to answer questions from Scarborough and his panel.