Actor Wayne Rogers, best known for his role as “Trapper” John McIntyre on M*A*S*H, went off on Fox contributor Michelle Fields this morning on the Fox News show Cashin’ In. The contentious discussion was sparked by a disagreement over whether trading prisoners with terrorists amounts to negotiation. (Yes, apparently there is disagreement about this.)
Rogers: I’m saying if you’ve got somebody and this person is valuable to you and you want to get them out, yes, swapping a prisoner for them is fine. But that’s not negotiating with them.
Eric Bolling: No?
Rogers: That’s saying OK, I want this person, you want this person…
Fields: That is negotiating! That is!
Rogers: LET ME FINISH FOR GOD’S SAKE! WILL YOU SHUT UP AND LET ME … WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH YOU? WHY DO YOU HAVE TO TALK ALL THE TIME?!? LISTEN. LET ME FINISH. LET ME FINISH!
Fields: Wayne, calm down.
Bolling: Go ahead. Michelle, then Jonathan.
Fields: Well, now that Wayne has put down the gun, what I’m trying to say is that is negotiating. When you are making that swap, you are negotiating with terrorists. You are incentivizing [them] to continue to do this. Now they are going to seek out more Americans because they know that when they get one they are going to have bargaining chips. That’s what it is.
Rogers: It is not negotiating, but you’re a moron because you talk too much and you don’t think through it.
Actually, it is negotiating. But remember … she’s the moron.
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