Vice President Biden received a standing ovation on the set of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday, ahead of his speech at the Democratic National Convention later in the day.
Co-host Joe Scarborough, a former Republican congressman from Florida, took to his feet and led the applause for Biden, which lasted more than 30 seconds, before the vice president’s interview.
The live audience, gathered inside an Irish pub in Philadelphia, chanted, “Joe! Joe! Joe!”
MSNBC political commentator Mike Barnicle also stood and applauded, and co-host Mika Brzezinski briefly stood as well.
“It’s amazing what happens when you announce you’re not running for president,” Biden quipped, leaning toward Scarborough, after the warm reception.