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 cast of Morning Joe set their freakout level to def-con red in the wake of Donald Trump’s not-so-secretive dinner meeting with Vladimir Putin. “I’m not trying to make this look sinister,” a panicked Mika Brzezinski exclaimed frantically, “I'm not sure who is. We're just wondering what happened there.” An indignant Joe Scarborough deceivingly declared, “I don’t know what to say,” before going on to, disappointingly, say quite a bit on the matter. However, Mark Halperin arrived to steal the show in the end by stating, “If President Obama had done this exact thing and had not disclosed, there would be tons of questions about it.”
It’s certainly no surprise that MSNBC's Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough and Sean Hannity, host of his eponymous weeknight show on the Fox News Channel, have been feuding over President Donald Trump and the Republican Party in general.
Glenn Thrush, a reporter for the New York Times, stated during an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe program on Thursday, July 13, that people in the media “can’t do that” when it comes to boycotting White House press briefings because “we are all members of the White House Correspondents’ Association.” “Right,” co-host Joe Scarborough stated. “You’ve got to be there in case news does break.”
Republican Senator Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania found himself under fire as he defended the Republican Medicaid proposal on Monday’s Morning Joe. Despite his repeated attempts to explain how the bill only curbed the rate of growth in Medicaid and did not cut actual spending, he was incessantly attacked by co-host Joe Scarborough. “Why is it we're going after the poor,” Scarborough exclaimed incredulously.
A new trip oversees by President Trump brought renewed criticism from the media as he levied criticism at his predecessor, specifically the Obama administration's poor handling of Russian hacking during the 2016 election. The subsequent reaction by the cast of Morning Joe on Thursday was laughable as they decried the commander-in-chief attacking “a former president on foreign soil.” Apparently, everyone there had seemingly forgotten about Barack Obama’s infamous ‘apology tour’ at the start of his presidency.
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.”
The panelists of Morning Joe continued to push the narrative that the fictional Medicaid "cuts" in the GOP health care bill would devastate the poor on Wednesday. With a brand new chart in tow, former Obama economic advisor, Steve Rattner, explained at length how the nonexistent "cuts" would ruin people at all walks of life, ranging from nursing home residents to the disabled. Co-host Joe Scarborough then dismissed those pointing out that Medicaid was not actually being cut as merely peddling "a talking point."
Monday’s Morning Joe was, sadly, absent of Joe and Mika along with their normal crazy antics, but media hysteria ensued on the set, regardless. The hyperventilation that occurred in the room over the President’s WrestleMania tweet was so great that an oxygen tank probably should’ve been brought in at some point. With a dead serious tone, Willie Geist began by asking the panelists, “Did you perceive that tweet as a threat of violence against the press?” What followed afterwards was a panic-stricken discussion with references ranging from Greg Gianforte to Trump’s “minions” to America “leaving the reservation” as far as the world was concerned.
The liberal media remained in damage control mode Thursday as they sought to contain the ever-widening blast radius emerging from CNN. Bret Stephens from the New York Times arrived on the set of Morning Joe to decry the White House’s attack on the media. Stephens defended CNN by claiming that the growing scandal merely represented a “mistake.” Co-host Joe Scarborough went even further in his criticism of the President by labeling his criticism of the media as “Stalinist.”
“You can’t fudge the numbers of the Medicaid cuts,” Joe Scarborough warned in an ominous tone on Wednesday’s Morning Joe. Decrying the “lying” Republicans, he then hypocritically exclaimed, “You slash $750 billion...after you’ve already slashed another $300 or $400 billion in an underlying budget, over $1 trillion in Medicaid cuts, that destroys health care in Trump America.” Following suit in an unsurprisingly toadyish manner, Mike Barnicle, then proceeded to laughably state that,“math is the reality here.”
The cast of Morning Joe descended even deeper into their increasingly concerning case of Trump derangement syndrome Tuesday morning. Joe Scarborough referred to Republicans as “jackasses” while talking about health care. Steve Rattner joined in as he lamented how Trump’s future tax plan “is just for the rich.” Finally, Mika Brzezinski decried the “shiny objects” put into the media cycle by Trump and condemned the President’s “random” and “out-of-control” tweets about Barack Obama.