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As has been often noted this election cycle, Donald Trump is a member of the WWE Hall of Fame. Trump and WWE founder Vince McMahon have known each other since 1988, and worked together frequently. But in 2007, Trump and McMahon pretended to be bitter rivals, culminating in Trump shaving McMahon’s head on pay-per-view TV. This was all play-acting, or “work” as its known in professional wrestling. In real life, Trump and McMahon were friends, and the feud was mutually beneficial to both.

Donald Trump and Joe Scarborough (and Mika Brzezinski) are longtime friends. Trump has been a frequent guest on Scarborough’s MSNBC morning show, “The Morning Joe.” Trump himself has been pleased with how “The Morning Joe” has covered his campaign, expressing his gratitude to its hosts off-the-air. Scarborough and Brzenzinski even spent at least a portion of the night of the New Hampshire primary election watching the returns in Trump’s hotel room.

In other words, this?

This is what’s known in the industry as “work.”