An MSNBC panel about Jerusalem got very awkward very fast when the producers accidentally rolled footage of Palestinian riots.
Each person on the panel appeared to be against President Trump’s plan to declare Jerusalem the capital of Israel (Shocker), and they worried about what the move would mean for Palestinians and peace negotiations.
MSNBC political analyst Heidi Przybyla displayed concern that the move could increase anti-Israeli and anti-American sentiment, suggesting that Trump might be to blame if any Americans were killed as a result of the decision.
The panel got slightly awkward when the panelists were accidentally reminded of who would actually be responsible for such attacks.
MSNBC was meant to cut to a quote from the mayor of Jerusalem, but the producers actually showed a clip of what appeared to be Palestinians throwing rocks at Israeli police.
Everyone present got silent as the footage rolled and anchor Stephanie Ruhle had to pivot and read the mayor’s quote herself.
Of course, there was still no explanation as to why the U.S. should capitulate to violence from Palestinians.