After primary victories in Illinois and Florida, Democratic Party nominee Hillary Clinton received this tweet:
MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough aired his grievances with the presidential hopeful for not
showing the amount of elation that he felt a person in her situation should.
Twitter users—especially women—jumped all over his comment:
The hashtag #SmileForJoe trended all day Thursday. Scrolling through those posts is a
reminder of what a hot button issue this is.
After all the backlash, it’d make sense for Scarborough’s camp to respond. Did he apologize? Did his PR team come away from this controversy having turned
a negative into a positive?
Here was his response:
That’s certainly one way to deal with online backlash: Label it “fake” and watch the internet cower in the light of your smugness. As a public figure,
Scarborough should have considered the risks of condescending a presidential candidate on his heavily followed Twitter account.
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Although this will probably be the last time Scarborough tells anyone to “smile,” network, MSNBC, did not issue a response.
Did “Morning Joe” take things too far, PR Daily readers? Or was his tweet fair political game?