A 9-year-old girl was boo’d this morning after declaring her allegiance to Mitt Romney on the MSNBC morning program Morning Joe.
9-year-old Annabelle was featured at the end of the show, which was filming on location in Boca Raton, Florida, subsequent to last night’s final presidential debate.
Co-host Mika Brzezinkski asked Annabelle, who she said was one of five children, whom she thought should win the election. When Annabelle responded, “Mitt Romney”, it was met with boos from the live crowd.
Joe Scarborough yelled, “Ohhhhhhh! There ya go! I’m with ya Annabelle.”
Co-host Willie Geist was not amused by the jeers. He turned to the crowd and said, “Booing a 9-year-old girl? Come on. Clean it up.” When Scarborough asked Geist what he learned today, he said, “I know Boca Raton knows how to turn on a crowd even at 5:30 in the morning.”
Scarborough followed up Geist’s comment by saying, “Unbelievable. Santa Claus is next.”
Brzezinkski continued to hug the little girl and shield her from the crowd. She said, “I’m a little worried about Annabelle.” Brzezinkski then turned to one of the bystanders who boo’d her and said, “You boo’d her.”
The man responded, “Yes!”
Brzezinkski shook her head in disbelief.