Morning Joe, normally the go-to place for Trump antagonism, was surprisingly supportive today of the Republican decision to move to a Judiciary committee vote on Kavanaugh next Wednesday, rejecting Dem demands for an investigation of Christine Ford's allegations. Mika Brzezinski accused the Democrats of "moving the goal posts." Joe Scarborough and Mike Barnicle scoffed at the idea of an FBI investigation: "investigate what?" Anti-Trump Republican Susan Del Percio said if Ford is not willing to testify on Monday, "what right does she have to delay this or ask for the FBI investigation?"
Role reversal on today's Morning Joe? Joe Scarborough and Donny Deutsch took a hard line on Brett Kavanaugh. But Mika Brzezinski suggested that the statute of limitations serve as a guide to dealing with the accusations, and warned Dems against playing "dirty" on the Kavanaugh confirmation. Singling out Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, Scarborough warned that any Republican supporting Kavanaugh would be forever "branded" for voting to confirm the Justice casting the deciding vote on Roe v. Wade.Donny Deutsch took it a dramatic step further, declaring: "I believe Kavanaugh is dead at this point. I would be shocked if he was ever a Supreme Court Justice."
Reacting to former President Jimmy Carter advising Democrats to appeal to independents and “middle of the road” voters in the midterm elections, pundits on Thursday’s Morning Joe tried to think of moderate Democrats who could run for president in 2020. Co-host Mika Brzezinski didn’t quite grasp the term “moderate” as she suggested left-wing California Senator Kamala Harris as an option, promoting laughter from the MSNBC panel.
Sarah Eisen, co-host of CNBC's Squawk on the Street tried to spin negativity in a hugely positive July jobs report. Despite her lame attempt, it largely failed due to the overwhelming positive numbers of the report which revealed an unemployment rate of only 3.9%.
In the first ten minutes of Thursday’s Morning Joe, co-hosts and lovers Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski mocked President’s early-morning tweetstorm criticizing the Russia probe, referred to Fox News hosts as “pro-Russian dupes,” and accused anyone who wants to end the Mueller investigation of “doing the bidding of an ex-KGB spy.” In addition, panelist Mike Barnicle described President Trump’s base as “deranged.”
On Tuesday's Morning Joe, former Republican Congressman turned MSNBC host Joe Scarborough responded to fiance Mika Brzezinski's attacks on former New York City Mayor and President Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani by declaring: "Throw grandpa from the train, alright he needs to go home."
In another blatant display of just how out of touch the liberal media has become since the election of President Trump, on Monday's Morning Joe, MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski took turns laughing at the incredible economic progress that has been made under Donald Trump.
On Friday, Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski and contributor Donny Deutsch took to the airwaves to condemn Trey Gowdy and the Republican Party.
During Wednesday’s edition of Morning Joe, historian Jon Meacham felt he had come up with the perfect explanation for President Trump’s tense relationships with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May. Meacham asked “What’s the role of misogyny here?” He continued spouting talking points, asking “Does Merkel remind him of Hillary? Does that help explain the Theresa May issue? He does not have a particularly healthy relationship, it seems, with a lot of strong women.”
During Thursday’s edition of Morning Joe, the panel discussed some of President Trump’s potential Supreme Court picks, specifically Amy Coney Barrett and Brett Kavanaugh. When Axios's Mike Allen suggested that the final decision will be determined by “the personal connection, who he feels comfortable with in that moment.” Scarborough responded: “So you’re saying he’s going to pick the man, the white man,” referring to Kavanaugh. Scarborough justified his assumption by saying “90 percent of Donald Trump's selections for U.S. Attorneys and federal judges were white men.” Katty Kay acknowledged “you’re right, he has a thing about appointing white guys but it wouldn’t totally surprise me if he goes for somebody who feels more in line with the base on this one and gets his excitement about the base going.”
Appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Friday, CNBC founder and former NBC Cable president Tom Rogers argued that Democrats should respond to President Trump naming a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy by expanding the size of the court and packing it with liberals if they win control of Congress and the White House in 2020.
During Monday’s edition of Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski brought up the “problem that Sarah Sanders had over the weekend,” described it as an “absolutely legitimate problem” while at the same time dismissing it, asking “who cares at this point?” Never-Trumper Elise Jordan seemed to suggest that Sanders deserved to be kicked out of the restaurant, asking “Should someone who lies constantly and enables the President's lies be openly welcomed in society wherever they please? Should they face any kind of social or societal pressure? I’m increasingly weighing towards yes, even though I’m all about civility.”