The set of Morning Joe became chaotic Tuesday morning as the President’s tweets finally drove co-host Joe Scarborough off the deep end. The incident occurred after the President seemingly tweeted out a response to the panel criticizing acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe. What followed was a confused and disturbed rant by Scarborough which seemed to trouble even those around him. At its end, Scarborough frantically begged the President to cease watching the show yelling out, “I am 100 percent serious! He needs to stop watching this show!”
The media found themselves stumbling over old, discredited talking points Thursday as they attempted to keep the Trump-Russia narrative afloat on Morning Joe. At a press conference in Poland, President Trump referenced how the story of seventeen intel agencies supporting the claims of Russian hacking had been debunked. As a result, faux Republican, Joe Scarborough, was forced to do damage control with veteran Washington Post columnist David Ignatius. When asked to comment on the President's statements, Ignatius casually dismissed them and declared the criticism to be nothing more than, “a silly technical point.”
Monday’s Morning Joe began with a trip to the dark side as co-host Joe Scarborough fawned over Barack Obama’s tweet criticizing the Republican health care bill. He then proposed that the former president had persuaded Donald Trump to say the same in an interview via a "Jedi mind trick." Comparisons to Luke Skywalker quickly followed as members of the panel praised this demonstration of Obama’s “amazing power.” Trump, on the other hand, was compared, unsurprisingly, to none other than the notorious space slug, Jabba the Hutt.
Television’s favorite news couple, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, continued to push the mainstream media narrative that Trump is responsible for the nation’s toxic political climate on Monday's Morning Joe. Reading from a New York Times piece by Frank Bruni, Brzezinski quoted, “Lately Trump and his children have been playing the victims of all of this, but save your tears. He has been an enormous part of the problem.” She was all too happy to agree with the sentiment, stating, “I think the difference now is that the President is a part of it....I think it’s fueling the fire.”
Today is June 14, the birthday of President Donald Trump. Although Joe Scarborough is a big opponent of Trump, he at least wished him a "Happy Birthday" (with a caveat). Unfortunately that was a normal civility too far for his Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinsky who scrunched up her face in distaste and shook her head negatively when invited by Scarborough to join in the birthday wish. So much for even an attempt at the "civil discourse" that liberals were demanding a few years ago before the era of angrily cursing became their new idea of discourse.
Prior to the hearing of former FBI director James Comey, Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski launched into an uncontrolled rant over her hatred of President Donald Trump. Her tirade proved so great as to create visible discomfort among other members of the show’s panel including lover and co-host, Joe Scarborough. Scarborough himself became so uncomfortable that he at one point even ventured to state, “I need an eject button.”
Prior to his appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to sponsor his new book, co-host Mika Brzezinski praised Senator Al Franken as following in the steps of previous US political titans Daniel Webster and Henry Clay. The interview that then followed was one of softballs and grounders as the panel incessantly gushed and awed over the Senator’s presence. It was a sharp contrast to the reception later given to Senator Mike Lee of Utah.
Following the closure of President Trump’s first foreign policy trip abroad, the cast of MSNBC’s Morning Joe were unanimous in their assessment: complete disaster. “I don’t really care what politicians are saying about a trip they know was a complete disaster,” co-host Joe Scarborough complained to foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell,“You look at the President’s actions, you look at the gestures–” “He’s the ugly American,” fellow co-host Mika Brzezinski chimed in. Scarborough further lamented, “If somebody can find a more disastrous foreign trip since Kennedy's 1961 summit with Khrushchev, I'd like to know because this was a disaster.”
In the wake of the scuffle that occurred between GOP Montana Congressional Candidate Greg Giafonte and Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs, co-host Joe Scarborough of MSNBC’s Morning Joe went directly after President Donald Trump. “You can draw a straight line from Republican candidates thinking that sort of behavior is okay when you have Donald Trump berating reporters throughout the entire campaign, suggesting terrible things, calling them -- using the Stalinist term "enemy of the people," He complained to panelist Mike Barnicle. “This is not a big leap from what the head of the Republican party is saying every day and what happened last night in Montana.”
Going after President Trump’s new budget, Joe Scarborough moved to tee up Senator Van Hollen of Maryland for a vicious attack on Wednesday’s edition of Morning Joe. “Chris, I’m a fiscal conservative,” Scarborough began innocuously, “But when I look at this budget, the blue print that the President has proposed, it is nothing less than hateful.” He then proceeded to expound upon the budget’s many vices crying out, “It guts basic services, it slashes cancer research, it slashes health care for the poor, it slashes money for rural hospitals, it slashes money for rural hospice care, it slashes money for anything involving health care in rural America!”
In the midst of a terror attack and President Trump’s travels abroad, the fun-filled cast of MSNBC’s Morning Joe still found the time to bash the President’s new budget on Tuesday. Meeting with Senator McCaskill of Missouri they discussed at length the horror that would ensue were the budget to be brought into existence. Scarborough lamented the ‘savage’ cuts to different government programs before discussing the fate of McCaskill’s constituents,“Rural hospitals will be obliterated by these budgets that will not only severely curtail health care for Americans in rural America, but also as you were just saying, will also slash jobs from those communities, in communities that can't afford more job loss.”
Thursday on Morning Joe, hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski spent a large part of the show discussing Sean Spicer’s reaction to reporter April Ryan during Tuesday's White House press conference. This prompted each of them to question his "stability" and "credibility." Brzezinski introduced the segment with: “Yesterday I was questioning Sean Spicer's credibility because I really think it's at risk, in jeopardy or shot. If you really think about it and go through kind of a time-line. Now you might want to add questioning his stability. In yesterday's press brief– did you see him yesterday? He kind of snapped.”