This is hilarious. CNN keeps trying to do these outdoor panels before the debates, and each time – this is the second I’ve noticed – Trump supporters show up to overwhelm the conversation with noise.
The panelists do a pretty good job of pretending nothing is going on, but it has to be disconcerting. Notice Dan Balz says Trump in the debate needs “to be more subdued,” which is probably what he’s thinking about the unfriendly crowd behind him.
I can’t imagine viewers are paying much attention to what anyone is saying with this spectacle going on. Which of course, is the point. They may as well be broadcasting from an Irish pub on St. Patrick’s Day.