Lots of tips coming in about this. We complain that our candidates are too stiff and risk-averse and then they make a jokey crack like this and we complain that they’ve crossed a line. Lighten up, gang.

I do wonder, though: Does this count as negative campaigning? He did mention Fred’s name, after all.

The clip has been edited for brevity, specifically to remove some of the same points made in his Fox & Friends appearance this morning. Interesting that this aired about 15 minutes before that one and yet there was no Metamucil line in the latter. Did one of his aides tell him he’d gone too far?