2/26/16, "Chris Matthews: Rubio Had Plants "Squealing" At Debate; "Unnatural," "Phony," "Choreographed"," Real Clear Politics, Ian Schwartz
"MSNBC's Chris Matthews accuses the Marco Rubio campaign of putting
plants in the CNN Republican debate audience to "squeal" and clap
enthusiastically "every single time" Rubio said anything. Matthews
called it the "most unnatural, phony thing in the world."
"I hope people when they watch this know this was all choreographed. It
was all part of a P.R. operation," Matthews said Thursday night.
"It was that squealer out in the audience that was clearly [Rubio media
consultant] Todd Harris and the rest of the Rubio people hired to put
her out there, a couple of them, three or four of them, squealing at the
top of their lungs every single time that Rubio said anything. It was
the most unnatural, phony thing in the world. And I hope people when
they watch this know this was all choreographed. It was all part of a
P.R. operation," Matthews said on MSNBC.
Trump often accuses the audience of being stacked with lobbyists and friends of the establishment."