Today’s Morning Joe aired a mock anti-Republican ad that its staff created.

Scarborough said he told “the kids in the back that work for us” to “draw up an ad that will look like what we’re going to see next year.”

As you’ll see from the video clip, the ad is predictable campaign fare, focusing on the Republican health care bill. Pre-existing conditions coverage disintegrates. Medicaid is “slashed.” And, of course, “huge tax cuts for the rich,” with images of President Trump against a backdrop of yachts and mansions. The ad ends with the disclaimer: “not an actual ad, but probably will be.”

Indeed, we probably will be seeing such ads next year.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: The kids in the back that work for us. They’re out in the street playing stickball. I, kids, come on: Uncle Richard [Haass] has an idea. They’re jumping around the fire hydrant. They come back. They drop their sticks. They come up—and these kids, they’re really good. They’re really good. They came up with this 30-second ad. I said, draw up an ad, put down your sticks, draw up an ad that will look like what we’re going to see next year. This is what they came up with.


PRESIDENT TRUMP: I’m doing okay. I’m president. Hey, I’m president. Can you believe it?

ANNOUNCER: The Republican health care plan. While they’re laughing, 23 million Americans lose their coverage. Protection for pre-existing conditions? Gone! Medicaid slashed, and older Americans hit especially hard. All to give huge tax cuts to the rich. Another broken promise by politicians.

TRUMP:I am going to take care of everybody. Everybody is going to be taken care of.

ANNOUNCER: Donald Trump’s Republican party, bad for your health. Not an actual ad, but probably will be.


JOE: How about those kids?