Florida Gov. Rick Scott was excused from his interview on yesterday’s edition of the MSNBC show Morning Joe. The Republican governor was clear that he wasn’t going to endorse anyone I this Tuesday’s big Florida primary, including the Sunshine State’s favorite son, Sen. Marco Rubio.
Host Joe Scarborough asked Scott a very direct question: “Would you tell your friend Donald Trump that he should walk back his statements that Muslim Americans, that Islam hates America, that Islam hates us? Do you think that Muslims in the state of Florida hate America?”
Rather than directly answering the question Scott decided to pivot and chanced the subject to security following the Paris attacks last year. Scarborough cut him off and again attempted to get a response to his question.
Co-host Mika Brzezinski made an attempt to press for an answer, “Rick, Rick, Rick, Rick, Rick, Rick…I know you and Joe are friends and this is kinda awkward. But, can you answer the question, or should we scoot?”
After a few more seconds of Scott dodging the issue, Mika pressed him again
Once again, Scott eluded the question, choosing to talk about tonight’s GOP debate.
Mika gave Scott what sounded like a half-hearted “thanks for being on” before dismissing him and tossing to commercials.