MSNBC host caught blasting Biden during hot mic moment
MSNBC's Joy Reid found herself in a precarious position after a hot mic captured her uttering a candid critique of President Joe Biden.
Conservative political commentator Dave Rubin shared a video clip in which Reid inadvertently disclosed her true thoughts on the president, as The Blaze reported.
Reid's On-Air Slip
Reid's off-the-cuff remark came during a discussion on the president's recent statements about the border crisis.
"Over the weekend, President Biden said he's ready to take action if Congress is serious about solving the border issue," Reed began.
She then aired a clip of Biden announcing that he would "shut down the border right now and fix it quickly" if only Congress would "get it done."
However, Reid seemed to have mistakenly believed that her microphone was muted during the Biden clip, as was evidenced by what was heard next.
Reid's faint utterance of the words "starting another f***ing war" is clearly audible in the background.
The Fallout and Apology
The unexpected moment did not go unnoticed, with commentators quick to spotlight the discrepancy between Reid's televised demeanor and her unguarded commentary.
Rubin highlighted the incident, questioning whether Reid had inadvertently revealed her true stance on the matter.
The conservative pundit said he loves it when "pre-programmed robots who are just paid by the machine to spout nonsense" start "breaking down."
Following the commercial break, Reid returned to address the slip-up directly.
She extended an apology to her audience, emphasizing the show's commitment to maintaining a PG-13 environment.
Reid said, "So, I just want to apologize very quickly. I was chatting during a clip that was playing, and you know we try to keep this show very PG-13, so I just want to apologize to anyone who is listening to my behind-the-scenes chatter."
"I deeply, deeply apologize for that," she added.
Rubin Questions Reid's Apology
Rubin expressed strong skepticism towards Reid's apology, indicating a belief that it lacked sincerity.
He highlighted the contrast with his own approach, noting that he always speaks his truth, irrespective of the audience's reaction.
Rubin said, "Do you think when we throw to a clip that I'm turning to [the producers] and being like, 'Here's how I really feel about that'? It's such profound, evil BS."