On Thursday, the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” delivered a scathing critique of the second Republican primary debate for the 2024 election, which notably did not feature former President Donald Trump.
Mika Brzezinski characterized the debate as chaotic and disorganized, calling it “a mess.”
Joe Scarborough shared that he had received messages and calls from various Republicans, including an unnamed leader, all expressing a unanimous sentiment: “What a mess. What an embarrassment. What a disaster.”
Willie Geist recollected how the candidates frequently talked over each other, leading to some highly cringe-inducing and awkward moments. He likened the atmosphere to “the kids table where they’re all fighting for second place as Donald Trump sits comfortably at home.”
Geist added: “And you watch that, you watch it and you ask yourself,’ Why would Donald Trump ever participate in that debate with the lead he has?’ Why would he, you know, step into that fight?”
Jonathan Lemire summed up the debate as “a chaotic, messy, and sloppy affair.”
Meanwhile, Donald Trump, who faces four felony indictments, opted out of both GOP debates, citing his substantial lead in the polls.
See the discussion below from MSNBC: