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‘Don’t Do It, Donny!’: Morning Joe Co-Host Unbuttons On-Air

Straight from the be-careful-what-you-wish-for file, Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough found his tongue-in-cheek description of co-host Donny Deutsch’s muscular facade becoming a Halloween reality Thursday morning.

Scarborough and co-host Mika Brzezinski were broadcasting from Fenway Park, while Deutsch and the usual roundtable stayed in studio. After receiving a compliment from Senator John Thune (R-SD) on his ability to run around the outfield without a donut break, Scarborough joked, “If I were Donny Deutsch, I would prove how macho I was by taking off my jacket, and having a baby Gap t-shirt on, and doing thirty pushups. Oh, God, don’t do it, Donny—”

But it was too late. Deutsch had already taken off his plaid coat and begun to unbutton his sheer white shirt. The camera cut back to Thune as both Scarborough and co-host Brzezinski tried to shout Deutsch down. At one point Scarborough yelled, “Donny, get off of that!” so perhaps he had climbed onto the desk.

Here’s Brzezinski’s reaction:

Brzezisnki then demanded the camera go back on Deutsch. “I have to see, I’m masochistic,” she said. “Show me New York.” And they did:

Watch the clip below, via MSNBC:

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