Rick Wilson Triggers 7-Second Delay on Morning Joe By Calling Republicans ‘Chickensh*t’, Trump an ‘Asshole’
Republican strategist Rick Wilson just went off on the Republicans who support President Donald Trump with some non-TV-friendly language.
“Cocaine’s a hell of a drug,” Wilson said of the GOP, echoing Rick James. “They love the fact that Donald Trump finally gives them this sort of id of the Republican Party. They’re finally given permission to say the ugly things they kind of wanted in their secret hearts for a long time, and the monster got out of its cage in terms of a lot of the populist messaging that worked to motivate Republican primary voters for a long time.”
“There’s just a huge courage deficit in this country,” he added, and as he looked to back up that sentiment, the audio cut out. Here’s what he said:
I said “Washington is full of profiles in chickenshit. You and I both get calls from members of Congress who say I can’t stand this asshole”
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) August 6, 2018
After his little outburst, Wilson looked sheepish and appears to mouth an apology as Princeton University professor Eddie Glaude Jr. lays a calming hand on his shoulder.
“Are you saying that on TV?” Mika Brzezinski asked, seeming a bit scandalized, yet amused.
“I wasn’t trying to,” Wilson replied.
Joe Scarborough, while saying Wilson maybe owed him a dinner for the slip-up, explained that the show had to implement a 7-second delay due to his own “past failures,” and so the comment probably wouldn’t be heard on television.
“As long as Alex didn’t press ‘Chopper 4,'” he quipped.
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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