Morning Joe: Elizabeth Warren Campaign is ‘American Politics at Its Best’

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Acting as spokespersons for Elizabeth Warren’s 2020 presidential campaign, on Wednesday, Morning Joe co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough gushed over the far-left Massachusetts Senator’s “impressive” message and proclaimed that her candidacy represented “American politics at its best.”

Brzezinski whined about President Trump criticizing fawning press coverage of Warren: “...he’s even tweeting that Elizabeth Warren gets more coverage for her crowd sizes.” The liberal host then launched into a full campaign pitch for the Democrat:

 

 

I can explain that....Elizabeth Warren, she’s been working on her message since she’s been in graduate school and since she has watched people suffer from bankruptcy and studied what has happened in the system of the American economy that has victimized these people. And what is getting her those crowds, Mr. President, is because her message resonates and she’s been working that message, and people want answers as to why they’re suffering and they are drawn to her, thousands of them across the country, to hear what she has to say.

“I would just say that’s far more impressive than having a hat that says ‘Make America Great Again’ and then literally destroying that message with every policy you’ve put on the table,” Brzezinski further ranted.

Scarborough then jumped in to agree: “Donald Trump attracts people with a show. It’s about insults....Elizabeth Warren attracts people with ideas.” He added: “And even if I don’t agree with all of Elizabeth Warren’s ideas, it’s still pretty remarkable...” Brzezinski parroted: “It is remarkable.” Scarborough continued: “...that she just keeps hammering away with her vision for America, her ideas, her policies, and that is what’s drawing 10-15,000 people out to her events.”

“That’s American politics at its best,” Brzezinski swooned.

Apparently radical ideas like taking away private health insurance coverage from millions of Americans is the “best” the nation’s politics have to offer – at least according to the MSNBC morning show.

Here is a full transcript of the August 28 exchange:

7:17 AM ET

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MIKA BRZEZINSKI: By the way, Donald Trump and his crowd size issue, Claire, that you brought up, it’s funny because he’s even tweeting that Elizabeth Warren gets more coverage for her crowd sizes. I can explain that. I can explain that because a lot of people have seen Donald Trump on the Apprentice. He’s been branding himself for years. He’s incredibly good at it. And as a result, he gets crowds. Yes, people want –

FMR. SEN. CLAIRE MCCASKILL: He’s a marketer.

BRZEZINKSI: Now he’s got the platform of the presidency, and he can market that. Elizabeth Warren, she’s been working on her message since she’s been in graduate school and since she has watched people suffer from bankruptcy and studied what has happened in the system of the American economy that has victimized these people. And what is getting her those crowds, Mr. President, is because her message resonates and she’s been working that message, and people want answers as to why they’re suffering and they are drawn to her, thousands of them across the country, to hear what she has to say. I would just say that’s far more impressive than having a hat that says “Make America Great Again” and then literally destroying that message with every policy you’ve put on the table.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Well, I think also what’s so fascinating, if you want to draw a contrast between Donald Trump and the crowds he draws and Elizabeth Warren and the crowds that she draws, and it’s a generalization, but I think most people on both sides of the political spectrum would agree with this, Donald Trump attracts people with a show. It’s about insults.

BRZEZINSKI: But anger.

SCARBOROUGH: Elizabeth Warren attracts people with ideas.

BRZEZINSKI: Yeah.

SCARBOROUGH: It’s much easier to attract people with insults than with ideas. And even if I don’t agree with all of Elizabeth Warren’s ideas, it’s still pretty remarkable...

BRZEZINSKI: It is remarkable.

SCARBOROUGH: ...that she just keeps hammering away with her vision for America, her ideas, her policies, and that is what’s drawing 10-15,000 people out to her events.

BRZEZINSKI: That’s American politics at its best.

SCARBOROUGH: It also, though, more than that, it suggests, again, all things being equal, she continues on this trajectory, it suggests a staying power throughout the primary campaign.

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