MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski Smugly Predicts ‘Hillary Will Slaughter’ Trump

Thursday on Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski made a prediction about the presidential debates forthcoming this fall: Hillary Clinton will “slaughter” Donald Trump. The liberal host said this only moments after she expressed desire for a “nice, peaceful convention” for Democrats next week in Philadelphia, contrasted with the current Republican convention in Cleveland that she believes has been consumed with “horrible, despicable things.”

Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd began with a prediction of his own, that the DNC in Philadelphia is going to be “boring” and wondered what the Clinton folks are going to do “to make a little more drama.”  

CHUCK TODD: By the way, do you think we are going to have any drama next week? 

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: [Laughter]

TODD: I’m sitting here going. Next week is going to be so boring. I mean it’s just going to be—they’re going to do everything—

If the biggest event for the Democrats in the 2016 presidential election is “boring” perhaps that is indicative of their nominee. Sticking with the “boring” theme, Brzezinski wished for a “nice, peaceful” convention.

BRZEZINSKI: Let’s just have a nice, peaceful convention that's unified and doesn't have things like lock her up and horrible, despicable things being shouted from the audience, like, let's not get ahead of ourselves. This has not been pretty, at all. 

As for the highly anticipated presidential debates this fall, there were varied predictions around the table. Naturally, Brzezinski had to take it to the extreme, insisting Clinton will “slaughter” Trump.

MARK HALPERIN: You look at Trump's performance last night and if you're Clinton people and you’re thinking what do we need to be worried about? The debates. He showed last night his sense of how to dominate a room. Even under adverse conditions. In the debate, I think he could have more of that up his sleeve

BRZEZINSKI: I think she'll slaughter him.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: By the way, I do not. Oh come on you're not going to underestimate Donald at this point? 

BRZEZINSKI: Uh. You’re, oh come on. On policy? You're not going to underestimate Hillary Clinton. 

HALPERIN: They both had big moments. 

The rationale of Halperin and Scarborough is undeniable, Donald Trump has proved time and again he can dominate a stage. What is troubling about Brzezinski is her insistence that the RNC in Cleveland has been filled with “horrible” and “despicable” things, yet she audaciously predicts Hillary Clinton will “slaughter” Donald Trump in the fall.

This is a classic example of the hypocrisy at MSNBC, touting their liberal hosts who spew divisive, hateful rhetoric while they simultaneously accuse Republicans of the same behavior. Quite the double standard.

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07-21-16 MSNBC Morning Joe
07:18:45 AM – 07:21:28 AM

JOE SCARBOROUGH: He loved that Ted Cruz got booed offstage!

KATY TUR: No I'm not saying he didn't love it. But I’m saying he took the moment to needle Ted Cruz even more with that. 

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Right.

TUR: That wasn't trying to smooth things over with Ted Cruz.

BRZEZINSKI: No.

TUR: Then Donald Trump came out and coincidentally came out through - during Ted Cruz's speech, which is what the campaign is trying to say, is a little ridiculous. I mean I have other sources in the campaign who are saying that he came out because the speech went longer than they anticipated and also he was able to steal the moment and attention back to himself. 

WILLIE GEIST: That’s my point. That was part of his moment, that was his move. That was the production of it.

TUR: Oh absolutely. I’m not arguing. I think we’re not arguing we’re just.

BRZEZINSKI: But Eric Trump was next and he wanted to come out to get in place for the next speech. That’s, I mean like, Donald Trump Jr. was like, it's so funny, everyone thinks that he came out to make –he was coming out to see his son speak. 

TUR: Yeah but he could have waited a couple minutes for Ted Cruz to get off that stage and walked out while, before Eric took the podium.

BRZEZINSKI:  Okay. I'll remember to tell him that. 

CHUCK TODD: By the way, do you think we are going to have any drama next week? 

BRZEZINSKI: [Laughter]

TODD: I’m sitting here going. Next week is going to be so boring. I mean it’s just going to be—they’re going to do everything—

MARK HALPERIN: Bill Clinton's speech will be pretty—it won’t be boring.

BRZEZINSKI: Alright, let’s get to the Texas delegation.

TODD: Maybe. Maybe. What’s going to –there's no way Clinton is going to top Cruz. 

BRZEZINSKI: Um.

TODD: What do you expect to hear from Bill Clinton next week? 

HALPERIN: We just haven't heard him give a speech like that in a while. I agree with you but—Bill Clinton’s speech is pretty good.

TODD: I don’t know. All of a sudden, if you're the Clinton folks, what are you going to do to make it a little drama. 

HALPERIN: I'll tell you that story. You look at that—

SCARBOROUGH: Set the [inaudible] on fire?

BRZEZINSKI: No, I’m not worried.

TODD: [Laughing] That's what this week is about. 

GEIST: Pyrotechnics.

BRZEZINSKI: Let’s just have a nice, peaceful convention that's unified and doesn't have things like lock her up and horrible, despicable things being shouted from the audience, like, let's not get ahead of ourselves. This has not been pretty, at all. 

HALPERIN: You look at Trump's performance last night and if you're Clinton people and you’re thinking what do we need to be worried about? The debates. He showed last night his sense of how to dominate a room. Even under adverse conditions. In the debate, I think he could have more of that up his sleeve. 

BRZEZINSKI: I think she'll slaughter him. Go ahead, Willie. 

GEIST: Well we were just talking about some of the reactions, do we have the –

SCARBOROUGH: By the way, I do not. Oh come on you're not going to underestimate Donald at this point? 

BRZEZINSKI: Uh. You’re, oh come on. On policy? You're not going to underestimate Hillary Clinton. 

HALPERIN: They both had big moments. 

SCARBOROUGH: By the way. Let's talk about the most famous debate in history, if you're listening to Richard Nixon on the radio, Richard Nixon beats John Kennedy. If you're watching it on TV, John Kennedy beats Richard Nixon. Fast forward 60 years and, you know, she can talk policy. Donald Trump knows how to dominate a stage. 

BRZEZINSKI: Would you like to make a bet with me? 

SCARBOROUGH: A pickup truck? 

BRZEZINSKI: Well, I already got that. I already got that.

SCARBOROUGH: Where is Barnicle by the way?

BRZEZINSKI: Yeah, where is my truck? 

SCARBOROUGH: Yeah, Mike, Mika needs her truck. 

HALPERIN: Where’s the Barnicle cam?

BRZEZINSKI: Yeah, seriously.

SCARBOROUGH: Come on, man.

BRZEZINSKI: A bet is a bet is a bet.

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