July 18, 2016

The Republican convention dumpster fire blazes bright and it's only Monday.

On Morning Joe this morning, Mika tried to get Trump campaign manager and friend of Putin Paul Manafort to admit that Trump's candidacy has made even attending the Republican Convention, career poison that is repelling even the most secure Republican office holders.

Manafort says that "except for one or two Republicans not coming to town..." as if maybe it's Cleveland that's the problem...

And when Mika points out that even Governor John Kasich of Ohio isn't coming, Manafort claims that it's the (we have to admit) popular Republican Governor who is "embarrassing the state" by not attending.

The Cleveland-based audience laughs at Manafort's math, then boos his analysis. The City of Cleveland won the bet with the landing of the convention, then lost their shirts when it turned out to be Trump. And they know it is Your. Candidate's. Fault. Manafort.

Here's a crazy idea for Morning Joe. Next time that happens (and it's bound to this week) how about you turn your microphones to some actual Clevelanders in that coffee shop and find out what it really going on?

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