"Morning Joe" regular panelist John Heilemann and host Joe Scarborough discussed the aftermath of the seventh Democratic primary debate on Wednesday morning, particularly the primary newsworthy moment at the very end, when Sen. Elizabeth Warren refused to shake Sen. Bernie Sanders' hand.
"It was a dull debate. It was a plodding debate," Heilemann said. "I was really stunned by how airless and lifeless the debate was."
"Nobody looked good on that debate stage last night. Just saying what everybody's saying behind the scenes. I mean, who I've talked to. Nobody looked good on the debate stage last night. It was -- it was probably everybody's weakest performance," Scarborough said.
"If they're debating over policy, that's one thing. But here we are, on the same night that Donald Trump, the President of the United States, called Democrats 'traitors.' They're not shaking each other's hands," Scarborough lamented.
"Ridiculous," agreed Heilemann.
"They're whining and whimpering about, you know, God knows what and people trying to recall two-year-old phone conversations. And it just -- the whole thing should send a chill up Democrats' spines," Scarborough added. "Because these people are still not ready for primetime."