If you love the smell of liberal infighting in the morning, today's Morning Joe was must-see TV. MSM is reluctant to report it, but you might say that a trade war has broken out among liberal Dems, and it's getting personal. A few days ago, criticizing Elizabeth Warren for opposing his TPP trade bill, President Obama said that “the truth of the matter is that Elizabeth is, you know, a politician like everybody else.” Yesterday, Sen. Sherrod Brown, also a TPP opponent, said that Obama had thereby been "direspectful" to Warren, suggesting he had been sexist.
Appearing on today's Morning Joe, Obama spokesman Josh Earnest said that once Brown had a chance to look at his comments, he expected that Brown would "find a way to apologize."
Sounds like Earnest just added more fuel to the fire. He expects Brown to apologize "after he's had a chance to look at the comments he made?" Do Earnest/Obama think Brown wasn't in control of his faculties when he spoke? Stay tuned!
JOE SCARBOROUGH: What's your reaction to Sherrod Brown, a liberal Democrat from Ohio, suggesting that the president was sexist in his comments toward Senator Warren?
JOSH EARNEST: Well Joe, as somebody who gets paid to talk in public for a living, I try to be mindful of at least trying to be slow to criticize people who say things in public that are so inconsistent with their reputation and with their character. And Senator Brown is somebody that has a good relationship with the president. They've worked effectively on a range of issues including nominating and confirming the first woman to be the chair of the Federal Reserve. So, Senator Brown is a stand-up guy. And I'm confident after he's had a chance to take a look at the comments he made yesterday, that he'll find a way to apologize.