Monday’s edition of Morning Joe featured Hillary Clinton’s communications director Jennifer Palmieri defending the now-infamous press “rope line” over the weekend, but not without some side-splitting laughter from the MSNBC panel.
“What do you think? Is that future of presidential press?” chuckled host Joe Scarborough, referring to the images of the press being corralled behind a rope.
“So I think that, you know, here’s – it’s a good time to talk about our theory on press access and the campaign,” Palmieri said.
“Yes, it is,” said Scarborough, bursting out in laughter.
“So we’re trying to allow as much access as possible, but my view is it can’t get in the way of her being able to campaign, right?” Palmieri continued. “What we tried here was– you could do a thing where you preset press along the way. And we said, ‘Let’s let them just be open,’ that’s how we did in other parades, and see what happens. I wasn’t there, I saw some press reports that described it as chaotic. And so they put the rope up… so the parade could continue and she could talk to voters.”
Watch clip, courtesy of MSNBC.