MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski Questions Trump's Patriotism

Liberal Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski showed her hypocrisy on Wednesday, questioning the patriotism of Donald Trump. This from the same woman who previously decried questioning the patriotism of Barack Obama. Speaking of the current president, she sneered, “I know it is a terrible thing to question someone's patriotism, but you wonder what he cares about.” Joe Scarborough replied saying,“He's made it perfectly obvious. I think a lot of people that haven known him in the past knew he was self-involved. But to the degree that he cares only about himself...it has been pretty surprising.”

The two then took the time to question the President’s motives over recent interactions with the leaders of Turkey and the Philippines:            

JOE SCARBOROUGH: To the degree he cares only about himself above his country, it has been pretty surprising. Somebody yesterday asked the question, 'I don't get this. Why is he cozying up to a thug and tyrant in the Philippines. He doesn't even know about North Korea' and I responded, that's not about North Korea, it's about Trump tower in Manila. Everything they do, he's cozying up to a Turkish leader, that came over here, had a security detail beat up people, American citizens, and didn't say a word because he's got Trump tower in Istanbul!

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: I knew he came into the office with limitations. I always wondered though because the presidency does tend to kind of sweep over. You watch a lot of presidents who may be even seen in history now as great presidents, you see the job really sweeping over them, and them rising up to the moment, getting a sense of the history, the sacrifices that so many Americans have made, of our veterans, to be inspired to perhaps really dig deep and be driven by patriotism. I haven't seen it.

Both President Duterete and Erdogan do have troubling records on a number of issues, but it doesn’t take away from the fact that the United States has had important economic and strategic relationships with these two countries for decades. To simply say that Donald Trump does what he does with these men purely for his own self-benefit is to ignore the larger geopolitical picture at work here. Furthermore, I don’t remember there being such an outcry from the media when President Obama invited several African dictators from far less strategically-important nations to the White House in 2014.

This isn’t the first time that Brzezinski has played patriot police. On February 23, 2015, she got angry at Rudy Giuliani for supposedly questioning Barack Obama’s patriotism. Brzezinski spewed, “ I question the patriotism of someone who questions the president's patriotism.”

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Here are the excerpts from the May 24 exchange:

7:05 AM

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: I think also, often we were talking about the people around Donald Trump when ultimately you know where it ends. It starts and ends with Donald Trump and I know it is a terrible thing to question someone's patriotism, but you wonder what he cares about. You really do. I do. I think there are others who are wondering what is driving him.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Well, Donald Trump cares about -- he's made it perfectly obvious. I think a lot of people that haven known him in the past knew he was self-involved. But to the degree that he cares only about himself.

BRZEZINSKI: I don't think anyone could predict that.

SCARBOROUGH: To the degree he cares only about himself above his country, it has been pretty surprising. Somebody yesterday asked the question, 'I don't get this. Why is he cozying up to a thug and tyrant in the Philippines. He doesn't even know about North Korea' and I responded, that's not about North Korea, it's about Trump tower in Manila. Everything they do, he's cozying up to a Turkish leader, that came over here, had a security detail beat up people, American citizens, and didn't say a word because he's got Trump tower in Istanbul!

BRZEZINSKI: I knew he came into the office with limitations. I always wondered though because the presidency does tend to kind of sweep over. You watch a lot of presidents who may be even seen in history now as great presidents, you see the job really sweeping over them, and them rising up to the moment, getting a sense of the history, the sacrifices that so many Americans have made, of our veterans, to be inspired to perhaps really dig deep and be driven by patriotism. I haven't seen it.

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