Morning Joe Laughs As Hunt Reports GOP Establishment 'Despair, Heavy Drinking'

Members of the Morning Joe panel got a good laugh today as Al Hunt reported on anguish in establishment GOP ranks. Hunt said that he "was at an event Saturday night with a lot of establishment Republicans and some Rubio people and despair so understates the case. [ Laughter ] I -- really, I've never seen anything like it. There was a lot of heavy drinking" after that.

A bit later, Hunt imagined a scenario in which someone informs Mitch McConnell that they had figured out a way to stop Trump: with Ted Cruz, "at which point Mitch has a nervous breakdown." Again, laughter from the panel.  

So, schadenfreude reigns at Morning Joe, as at least some panelists delight in Republicans travails.

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: It seems to me from the really most knowledgeable, experienced people, especially on Republican politics from the get-go is that Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio were the ones to watch. Were the ones who would probably make it to the top. I just wonder what has happened at this point? 

AL HUNT: Well, I was at an event Saturday night with a lot of establishment Republicans and some Rubio people, and despair so understates the case. [ Laughter ] I -- really, I've never quite seen anything like it. There was a lot of heavy drinking after about nine o'clock . . .  The most likely challenger to Trump is Ted Cruz, and someone said that you'd love to be the guy who walks into Mitch McConnell's office and says "guess what? I think we can stop Donald Trump. And Mitch says 'great!'" And they say: "we're going to stop him with Ted Cruz." At which point Mitch has a nervous breakdown. [laughter]

 

 

 

Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein
Mark Finkelstein is a contributing editor for NewsBusters.