While others took time to reverently recall the feats of the men at Normandy on the 73rd anniversary of D-Day MSNBC’s Morning Joe chose to use it to bash President Donald Trump. Speaking of the men who led the invasion, John Meacham declared, “They created a world order that is now...under the gravest assault it's been in half a century.” The insults offered a sharp contrast to the treatment of President Obama on the same day in 2009 where Newsweek’s Evan Thomas declared, "I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God."
The panelists of MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Monday agonized over possible repercussions likely to result from President Trump’s tweet attacking London Mayor for his comments that Londoners ‘have no reason to be alarmed.’ “It’s absolute nonsense,” Economist editor-in-chief Zanny Minton Beddoes proclaimed before smugly stating, “There’s been a huge swell of support for Sadiq Khan and it obviously reflects very badly on the President. It makes the Brits just think what planet is he on? It's really damaging.”
Many Americans may have been wondering what the media world was coming to when Anderson Cooper excoriated Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord, stating that Lord would defend the President even “if he took a dump on his desk.” Well, the excrement dynamics continued anew at MSNBC on Thursday's Morning Joe as a discussion over covfefe devolved into a talk about poop.
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.
Many Americans were horrified to learn last night of the news that comedian Kathy Griffin had posted a tweet depicting herself with an effigy of the bloody, severed head of President Trump. In a world now full of real-life beheadings instigated at the behest of Islamic terrorists, drug cartels, and others, one would think that such a story might be considered “newsworthy.” Co-host Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC’s Morning Joe disagreed, however, on the basis that the story was ‘too gross’ and ‘not worth doing.’
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.”
‘Working at the Morning Joe weekday program apparently has its advantages. One of those was demonstrated on Friday, May 26, when co-host Joe Scarborough aired a fake 30-second television advertisement he had told “the kids in the back that work for us” -- and were “out in the street playing stickball” at the time -- to “draw up an ad that will look like what we’re going to see next year.”
The result was “predictable campaign fare, focusing on the Republican health-care bill” and claiming that the GOP measure would slash everything from Medicaid to payments for pre-existing conditions while generating “huge tax cuts for the rich.”
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!”
Liberal Morning Joe host Mika Brzezinski showed her hypocrisy on Wednesday, questioning the patriotism of Donald Trump. This from the same woman who previously decried questioning other people’s patriotism. Speaking of the President, she sneered, “I know it is a terrible thing to question someone's patriotism, but you wonder what he cares about.” Joe Scarborough replied saying,“ He's made it perfectly obvious. I think a lot of people that haven known him in the past knew he was self-involved. But to the degree that he cares only about himself...it has been pretty surprising.”
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.”
Joe Scarborough unapologetically declared on Tuesday’s edition of Morning Joe that President Donald Trump was guilty of a conspiracy to end the FBI investigation into Russia. Stringing together the patchwork mess of media revelations and unsubstantiated claims of recent days he concluded, “Whether you work for Donald Trump in the White House, whether you are the DNI, whether you're the head of the NSA, whether you are the head of the FBI, Donald Trump is asking you to engage in a conspiracy to stop an investigation, to end an investigation, to kill an investigation into possible illegal actions by him and members of his administration, people who are close to him.”