Joe Scarborough recapped the events of the previous night on Wednesday’s “Morning Joe” with a touch of fatigue: “It gets old saying, ‘This was the worst day of the Trump presidency.'”“I don’t know that this was the worst day of the Trump presidency,” the MSNBC co-host admitted, but cited “three huge strikes” that made Tuesday a rough one for President Trump.These were made up of the “absolutely devastating” testimony of U.S. ambassador to the E.U., Gordon Sondland, before the House committees leading the impeachment probe; “losing the reddest of red states” in Tuesday’s state elections; and “watching all of the red bleed out of Virginia” as Democrats took control of the legislature for the first time in decades, “so now it is a completely blue state.”Also Read: 'Morning Joe' Overwhelmed After 'One of the Most Significant News Days' in Trump PresidencyScarborough and co-host Willie Geist pointed out for “Morning Joe” viewers that Trump made a voting plea on behalf of Virginia Republicans and backed GOP Kentucky governor Matt Bevin, who as of Wednesday morning, appeared to have lost to Democratic challenger Andy Beshear.Bevin, Geist said, was “a very unpopular governor,” but “the entire impetus of his campaign was he was like Donald Trump. He attached himself at the hip to Donald Trump.”Also Read: Colbert Gloats a Tiny Bit Over Trump Official Who Reversed His Impeachment Inquiry Testimony (Video)He continued, “Donald Trump can’t run away from this. Republicans cannot run away from the fact that a Donald Trump-backed candidate probably lost — he has not conceded yet but probably lost — the governorship in a state that President Trump won, again, by 30 points.”“Bevin was ahead by five percentage points in the polls before Donald Trump came to the state!” exclaimed Scarborough. “Donald Trump cost him five-and-a-half, six percentage points by they one rally!”Then, Scarborough leaned toward the camera and addressed the president directly: “Donald. Come here. Get a little closer. Donald. Bevin was ahead, son!”Read original story Joe Scarborough: Declaring the New ‘Worst Day’ in Trump’s Presidency Is Getting Old At TheWrap
Scarborough and his Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski discussed the public treatment of Trump, who’s facing an impeachment inquiry, and it led to the pair trending on social media on Monday.
The hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” broke down for viewers Friday what it’s like to select a lead story for a morning show in the wake of a big political news day, which saw the death of a sitting congressman and the continued fallout from President Trump ordering that U.S. troops be withdrawn from northern Syria.Spoiler alert: It’s hard.Co-host Mika Brzezinski asked, “What do you lead with this morning?”Also Read: 'The President Show' Star Anthony Atamanuik Reads That Trump Letter to Turkey's President (Video)She then shared a series of Thursday night tweets from contributor Charlie Sykes, who wondered the same thing and listed all of the related headlines:Helluva news cycle: what do you lead with?*Mulvaney’s admission of a quid pro quo in Ukraine? *The G-7 Trump Doral grift? *Trumps awful Syria deal?… or *The president’s apparent endorsement of ethnic cleansing?*The apparent collapse of the Trump stonewall? *Rick Perry’s escape? *Sundland breaking with Trump story? *Elijah Cummings? *Romney’s dramatic floor speech on Syria?Also Read: Trump Still Most Tweeted-About Politician During 4th Democratic DebateBrzezinski noted, “And not on Charlie’s list: the admiral who led the raid to take out Osama bin Laden saying it’s time for a new person in the Oval Office as former Defense Secretary James Mattis roasts Donald Trump.”Co-host Joe Scarborough pointed out that with so much news to go over, the hosts and panel ran the risk of not conveying the seriousness. He worried that someone who just woke up and turned on the show might not realize “yesterday was one of the most significant days” in Trump’s administration.Trump’s decision to withdraw troops in northern Syria leaves America’s Kurdish allies vulnerable to an attack from Turkish forces. This week he appeared to urge Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan not to invade and attack the Kurds, who have been an ally to America in the fight against ISIS.Read original story ‘Morning Joe’ Overwhelmed After ‘One of the Most Significant News Days’ in Trump Presidency At TheWrap
'Morning Joe' co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were saddened by the passing of their friend, Congressman Elijah Cummings.
"The View" hosts were shocked and disturbed by the doctored Donald Trump massacre video that was shown at a Trump rally in Florida.
The "Morning Joe" host said he thinks Donald Trump is "not mentally fit to be President," and Republicans who support him will "own the resurgence of ISIS."
Mika Brzezinski slammed Ivanka Trump for a series of tweets where she implied a spate of violence in Chicago over the weekend was overlooked by the media.
Brzezinski and husband (and "Morning Joe" co-host) Joe Scarborough sparred with Loesch over gun control and death threat claims following the El Paso and Dayton shootings.
The president also tweeted that "Morning Joe" helped "get me elected."