Thursday on Morning Joe, hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski spent a large part of the show discussing Sean Spicer’s reaction to reporter April Ryan during Tuesday's White House press conference. This prompted each of them to question his "stability" and "credibility." Brzezinski introduced the segment with: “Yesterday I was questioning Sean Spicer's credibility because I really think it's at risk, in jeopardy or shot. If you really think about it and go through kind of a time-line. Now you might want to add questioning his stability. In yesterday's press brief– did you see him yesterday? He kind of snapped.”
"Paid family leave." You must use those exact words in that exact order or Mika Brzezinski will go into nitpick overdrive. Such was the case on the March 28 edition of Morning Joe when Mika was interviewing Congressman Raul Labrador who committed the high sin of saying several terms meaning just that yet annoying her by not reciting the exact approved liberal term.
Liberals in the news media hate government funding cuts, especially cuts that threaten promoters of their agenda. Which is why they were so outraged about cuts to left-wing public broadcasting programs that some lied to viewers and readers about the consequences.
On Morning Joe Thursday, host Joe Scarborough said House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes "blew himself up" on Wednesday. The MSNBC anchor's remark came in response to the Arizona Republican congressman publicly revealing that Donald Trump or his campaign associates had been caught up in "incidental" intelligence collection that he deemed to be "inappropriate."
MSNBC's Morning Joe opened Friday's show with a juvenille montage of news and entertainment highlights. The one minute-and-fifty-four-second mix-up reel began with a reporter asking White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer whether or not President Donald Trump still stands by his accusation his predecessor ordered wiretapping of Trump Tower during the 2016 election.
On Monday’s Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski hammered conservative women for daring to work for Donald Trump. Host Mika Brzezinski berated White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Kellyanne Conway throughout the show for defending the President. At the start, she went as far to say, “I don't know how anybody can defend this President, even if it's their job.”
Monday on Morning Joe, the main topic of conversation was the tweet President Trump sent out on Saturday accusing the Obama administration of surveillance during the 2016 campaign. Co-host Mika Brzezinski became emotional when speaking about deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders defending Trump’s tweet and bemoaned the controversy as “a low point in American history.” The more she spoke about the situation, the more melodramatic she became. Brzezinski continued this demeanor for the entirety of the show.
Thursday, on Morning Joe, discussions concerning Jeff Sessions and his contact with a Russian ambassador consumed most of the program. During the 7:00 a.m. Eastern hour, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy was grilled to give his opinion of the Sessions situation. McCarthy was asked several times even though he made clear he was just learning of the story himself saying, “I'm just now reading about this myself.” About twenty minutes later, host Mika Brzezinski introduced a misleading clip of this interview.
On Wednesday’s Morning Joe, Vice President Mike Pence appeared and was forced to answer if Donald Trump has a heart. Author and journalist Mark Halperin wondered, “There’s a lot of skepticism in parts of America that he has a heart at all, let alone let alone a big one.”
On Morning Joe Tuesday, co-hosts Mika Brezinski and Joe Scarborough attacked White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon as a "Leninist," based on remarks Bannon made to political scholar Ron Radosh, who wrote about the 2013 interaction in an article for The Daily Beast. In an email to Radosh, Bannon denied the remarks.
On Morning Joe Tuesday, the panel discussed President Donald Trump's upcoming address Tuesday evening to a joint-session of Congress. His speech is expected to cover his latest budget proposal, which includes a $54 billion increase in defense spending from which the panel deduced that the Commander-in-Chief "does not sound like a peace-time president."
Thursday on Morning Joe, the discussion became heated very early. During a conversation about a clip of Stephen Miller speaking on Fox News, the topic of conservatives on college campuses arose because host Joe Scarborough tried making a connection between how Miller was likely treated versus who Miller is today.
Chief legal correspondent Ari Melber spoke in a clip played in the beginning of the segment concerning Miller’s Fox News appearance: “Steven Miller coming out last night and saying on a news program that the new ban will be just like the old ban . . . I can tell you he just served up the ACLU's opening line in any argument against the new travel ban in court. They will say, well, judge, you blocked the old ban for these reasons and the government has already conceded through Mr. Miller who is in charge of this process the new ban is basically the same so it should be blocked too”