MSNBC's David Shuster is not having a good week - VIDEO
MSNBC correspondent and anchor David Shuster finds himself in not one but two controversies today.
First, while filling in for Tucker Carlson yesterday, Shuster made the comment "Doesn't it seem like Chelsea's sort of being pimped out in some weird sort of way?" referring to Chelsea Clinton's campaigning for her mother Hillary and making phone calls to superdelegates and The View. Well, Democratic officials (and MSNBC execs) aren't happy with the remark, and have threatened to pull out of the February 26 MSNBC debate. Shuster apologized this morning and also plans to go back on Carlson's show today to apologize again. (Update: Shuster has been suspended for his comment!)
But that's not the only controversy Shuster is in the middle of this week...
This morning he was filling in for Joe Scarborough on Morning Joe while Scarborough was on vacation, and during a call from Scarborough to talk about the election with Shuster, Pat Buchanan, and Mika Brzezinski, Scarborough got Morning Mad at Shuster for cutting him off after an answer. Now, they tried to laugh it off, but you could tell from Scarborough's tone and Shuster's reaction that it was really tense and not fake-tense. Scarborough reminded Shuster that the only reason why he's filling in for him is because he let him. Ouch.