Scarborough Cuts Off Donald Trump For Speaking Too Long: 'Go to Break, Everybody'

December 8, 2015

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough broke off a phone interview with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump Tuesday and went to commercial break when Trump would not let Scarborough get a question in.

Trump was defending his call to temporarily ban all Muslim immigration to the United States on Morning Joe. He cited the Islamic State's terrorist attacks last month in Paris to bolster his point. Trump was swiftly panned by numerous presidential candidates and media onlookers on Monday for this idea.

"We have to get our hands around a very serious problem. Look at what happened in Paris, the horrible carnage, and frankly, Mika, if you look at Paris … Paris is no longer the same city it was. They have sections in Paris that are radicalized, where the police refuse to go there," he said, and went on to cite "radicalized" places in London where "the police are afraid for their own lives."

He continued to speak, without letting hosts get a word in.

"When you say you're afraid, I think you should be afraid. You should be afraid of the other side, not my side," Trump said.

"Well—" Scarborough said.

"I want to get our hands around a very difficult situation," Trump said.

"All right, all right, Donald," Scarborough said.

"Joe, one other thing," Trump said.

"Hold on now, no, no, Donald," Scarborough said, while Trump talked over him. "You've got to let us ask questions. You can't just talk. No, you've got to let us actually ask questions. You're just talking," he said. "All Muslims--"

"No, no, Joe, I’m not just talking," Trump interrupted. "Joe, I’m not just talking. I’m giving you the facts."

"Donald, Donald, Donald, Donald, Donald, you're not going to keep talking. We will go to break if you keep talking. We’re going to ask you questions," Scarborough said.

"Go to break then, Joe. All I’m doing is giving you the facts, and you don’t want to hear the facts--" Trump said.

"Alright, go to break, go to break, everybody, go to break. Go to break, go to break right now. We'll be right back with more Morning Joe," Scarborough said.

Trump returned to speak after the commercial break and well into the next hour.