MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and the Morning Joe panel discuss Donald Trump's recent campaign rallies and the rhetoric he employs while speaking to his crowds. Scarborough said Trump is "drunk by the crowd applause" which in turn makes him say racist remarks to get the crowd "turned up."
"There's confusion inside of the campaign. Don't confuse that for confusion outside the campaign," Scarborough said.
"They're trying to do two things at once, Mika. They believe there is a method to this madness, it is just madness because they're sending mixed signals to both sides and depressing turn out on both sides.
"I guess what I'm saying it's really generous that you think there is even a method here," co-host Mika Brzezinski said.
"There is a method here," Scarborough argued. "I know that you can't see it and you keep saying that we shouldn't talk about it, but we should talk about it because there are two things that are happening at the same time here. One, they're worried that when he does soften his position to try to expand the electorate that he loses his hard core base that got him elected. And if he doesn't get all Republicans, he loses. It's just that simple. So, they're trying to do two things at once but he doesn't have the discipline to stick to one plan."
"You get a look at the person at the top of the ticket," Scarborough said about Trump on Friday's Morning Joe. "That's who you look at. There are people around him, I guarantee you, that are telling him to soften his position on illegal immigration and he just can't do it because he is drunk by the crowd applause."
"Okay, right there, you nailed it. Now, that's analysis right there," Brzezinski said.
"He's drunk by the crowd applause and, so, if making racist remarks gets people turned up then he will do that," Scarborough said.
"That is what i think is going on," Brzezinski added.
Later in the morning Trump tweeted: "Just heard that crazy and very dumb @morningmika had a mental breakdown while talking about me on the low ratings @Morning_Joe. Joe a mess!"
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