Liberals say "speak truth to power," but sometimes they just talk trash to power. That seemed the message of the display that Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski put on this morning on MSNBC's Morning Joe.
Joe and Mika claimed that President Trump's active tweeting in the last 24 hours can be dismissed as an attempt to distract from the letter that Robert Mueller sent to Bill Barr. But the resolute Scarboroughs would not be distracted by that. No! Mika insisted that Trump "can tweet nudes. We don’t care. We’re not looking."
Mika then invited Joe to speak to his "friend," whereupon Scarborough looked directly into the camera: "Hey Donald! Donald." Joe first clarified that he could no longer be friends with someone "who wants to be an autocrat." Scarborough then proceeded to suggest that instead of tweeting, Trump eat a variety of fast-food items that Joe enumerated. Concluded Scarborough: "we’re not going to pay attention to your tweets. Now back to our regularly scheduled program."
How ineffably intrepid, Joe and Mika! Perhaps the MSM could design a Profile in Media Courage Medal to award you at their next big shindig.
Here's the transcript.
6:18 am EDT
JOE SCARBOROUGH: The Mueller report finally being released was bad political news for the President of the United States. He dropped three, four points in the Morning Consult poll to his lowest position ever in that poll. This is going to be bad political news for the President, as well. But don’t take our word for it. Just know that the President of the United States is in a frantic tweet storm. Already 30 this morning, hoping — re-tweets, re-tweets, hoping, praying, that people will be distracted once again by this old tactic. We will not.
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MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Joe, some people are texting me, saying that, Joe, President Trump is tweeting like crazy right now. Can you tell your friend that we're not interested -—
SCARBOROUGH: I got it, I got it. Hey Donald. Donald.
BRZEZINSKI: You can tweet nudes. We don’t care. We’re not looking. Not interested. We're going to stay focused on this story.
SCARBOROUGH: Hey Donald: we used to be friends, and I'm sorry it turned out the way it did. I can’t be friends with a guy who wants to be an autocrat.
BRZEZINSKI: Okay? Stop. Stop that [mimics tweeting on a phone--see screencap.] Doesn’t work.
SCARBOROUGH: Go eat a sandwich. Get some KFC in the morning. I've always found the variety pack, like right before breakfast, is fantastic. Eat your Kentucky Fried Chicken.
SCARBOROUGH: Get a Big Mac. Get an Egg McMuffin. Something. McDonald’s makes great pancakes. Do that. We’re not going to pay attention to your tweets. And now back to our regularly scheduled program.