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Willie Geist on R. Kelly Meltdown: ‘Interviews Like That Are Why I Carry a Small Taser’

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On Wednesday, Morning Joe co-anchor Willie Geist sat down with Stephen Colbert to talk about Gayle King‘s explosive interview with R. Kelly. 

Geist started off by praising King, who somehow managed to stay calm through the whole thing.

“All hail Gayle,” he said, prompting Colbert to ask how he might have handled it differently.

“Interviews like that are why I carry a small taser with me at all times,” Geist quipped.  “Because sometimes you’ve got to just get up and neutralize the threat a little bit.”

Finally,  after Colbert joked he had a taser too under his desk, talk returned to the R. Kelly madness.

“When he stood up and started screaming and there’s a photograph that I think will become iconic, where he’s screaming like this, and Gayle’s just going,” he said before doing his version of King’s not impressed face. ” She’s amazing.”

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