When you listen to "the shows" for advice, a pronouncement on a Monday morning from Joe Scarborough will surely reverberate through Team Trump today.
Mr. Trump was asked about David Duke during the morning talk show circuit. He had disavowed interest in Duke's "support" on Friday, but was pressed on it again by Jake Tapper on Sunday.
His overly cautious, equivocating answer set off a debate about whether he is interested in pandering to KKK ideology which Mr. Duke is linked to from his Louisiana political races years back.
Scarborough says the answer is disqualifying and he needs to clean up the language.
I think he was being overly cautious with the gotcha media, but he did say on Sunday he "doesn't know David Duke." That's hard to believe for anyone our age.
He should clean it up and should understand that Duke is a blast from the past looking to remain relevant. I understand how frustrating it is when the press feigns outrage and demands you say this or that. However when it comes to David Duke and the Klan, its a pretty easy response.
This morning Mr. Trump blamed it on an earpiece during the Tapper interview and said he had already disavowed Duke on Twitter.
Joe Scarborough: Trump's KKK ignorance 'disqualifying' - POLITICO