Carson asks for Katty Kay’s mic to be turned off in heated ‘Morning Joe’ exchange

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Ben Carson asked MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to turn off BBC reporter Katty Kay’s microphone during a heated fight in which the Donald Trump surrogate butted heads with nearly every member of the show’s panel.
{mosads}Carson reacted angrily during Friday morning’s show when Kay pressed him about whether he believed the women accusing Trump of groping them, cutting her off. 
“That’s your characterization because you need to characterize it that way to make me the bad guy,” Carson said. 
When Kay protested, he cut her off again. 
“Stop. Stop. Stop. Stop. Stop. Can you turn her mic off please? Turn her mic off so I can talk.” 
Host Joe Scarborough said the microphone would not be turned off as Carson voiced frustration with the question.
“It doesn’t matter whether they’re lying or not,” Carson, a one-time GOP presidential candidate, said. 
“What matters — listen — it doesn’t matter whether they’re lying or not. What matters is that the train is going off the cliff. We can take care of it later.” 
“Would you listen for a moment? Do you guys have a plug, please?” Carson added.
Scarborough himself showed irritation when Carson repeatedly criticized “you people” in the media for focusing on the allegations against Trump instead of what he said were the country’s problems.
“Stop saying ‘you people,'” Scarborough said at one point, admonishing Carson for not answering the question of whether he believed the women.
“Why can’t you just give a straight answer?” he asked.
“Why don’t you just listen to what I’m telling you?” Carson shot back.
After a commercial, Scarborough said it was “unbelievable” that a guest would ask for Kay’s microphone to be turned off.
Kay herself said she couldn’t recall something like that happening before.
Updated at 9:20 a.m.
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