Do you ever wonder what Joe and Mika and Donald Trump talk about during commercial breaks on Morning Joe? Me neither. But we’re finding out anyway. Here’s a snippet of hot mic action from their prime-time town hall with Trump last week:
Trump: I watched your show this morning. You had me almost as a legendary figure. I like that.
[More good-natured chatting and joshing until the 30-second on-air warning.]
Mika: Do you want me to do the one on deportation?
Joe: We really have to go to some questions.
Trump: That’s right. Nothing too hard, Mika.
The audio comes from Harry Shearer, who jokes, “You can cut the adversarial tension there with a knife—a butter knife.” Unfortunately, the joke is on all of us.