Jul 22, 2016
Mike Barnicle on Donald Trump’s dark, fear-focused acceptance speech at the RNC

On Morning Joe live from Cleveland, Joe Scarborough, Mike Barnicle and the panel talk about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s dark, fear-focused acceptance speech last night at the Republican National Convention. “He played to type last night,” said Barnicle. “There are no surprises in what he said, nor where there any surprises really in how he said it. That’s how he has won thus far, and clearly, that’s his plan to win in the fall. The fear thing, I think, is tough to read. There’s a lot of anxiety in the country. People feel they have lost a lot. They have lost 401(k)s here in Cleveland. They were decimated in 2008 and 2009. The foreclosure crisis, no doubt about that. You want to feel a little hope for your children. That’s where the fear thing comes into play.” Listen in for more of the conversation here.