Kenneth Bone, the undecided voter in the red sweater who asked about energy policy during Sunday’s presidential debate, is now such a household name that morning news anchors are using him to get their points across.
On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Wednesday, co-host Joe Scarborough poked fun at members of the media for taking an overly self-righteous stand against Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. “They have the courage to stand up to a man with a 59 percent disapproval rating! How courageous!” Scarborough joked.
“How could they have the courage to stand up to a man that has about as much of a chance of getting elected as Kenny Bone?” he continued.
Though Scarborough is clearly skeptical about Trump’s chances of actually winning the election, he also said the GOP nominee’s debate performance on Sunday was probably not as bad for him as some suggested, as he’s been rising in the polls.
Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is currently ahead of her Republican opponent by seven points, according to HuffPost Pollster.
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.