After Donald Trump surrogate Sarah Palin completely bombed during a campaign speech Friday, the hosts and panel of MSNBC’s Morning Joe had some fun at her expense Monday, mocking the speech as incomprehensible.
Host Mika Brzezinski called the speech “word salad,” while Bloomberg’s John Heilemann called it “crazy.” “Halfway through her speech, did you ask if you stumbled into some bad acid?” asked co-host Joe Scarborough.
“The question was who had taken the bad acid,” Heilemann responded. “If the opposite of dissociative is associative, she was not fully associative. Let’s say it was not a fully coherent speech.”
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They then played a clip of Palin’s speech, which was as bizarre as promised. At one point, Palin declared that illegal immigrants were being “seduced” into going to America with “gift baskets of teddy bears and soccer balls.”
“Was that more White Rabbit or Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds?” Scarborough asked, continuing the riff.
“It would be fair to say the audience was not fully enthralled…” said Heilemann (who attended the event). “There was a lot of eating of potato chips and people shaking their heads and yawning and laughing throughout. I would say the audience received that speech in the way you would have imagined a smart group of Wisconsinites would have received the speech.”
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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