MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski went off Friday morning, urging supporters of President Donald Trump not to be so “stupid” and Republican lawmakers to “wake up” about the ways she says the president is dangerously impacting the country.“There’s clear disdain that I have for this president, but look at the facts,” the “Morning Joe” co-host said. “Look at how he’s worn us down, from his paid-off porn star to Russia lies to racism in Charlottesville, racism across the board, children in cages… I mean lie after lie after lie. Conspiracy theories. Our country right now is really at a breaking point. If we don’t find a way to hold this president accountable with his attempts to undermine the Post Office and also his apparent negligence — perhaps purposeful — on saving the American people’s lives in this pandemic. You are pathetic at this point.”She went on, accusing Trump of “choosing not to” keep people alive amid the coronavirus pandemic and accusing his fellow GOP lawmakers of letting it happen.Also Read: 'Morning Joe' Hosts Knock Trump for Contributing 'Not Once, but Twice' to Previous Kamala Harris Campaigns (Video)Brzezinski’s anti-Trump remarks lasted the duration of a three-hour show and caught attention online Friday.“How stupid can you be, at this point, if you follow this president?” she demanded at one point. “I beg you not to be, for your life!”Watch some of her Friday remarks below:SUPERCUT!@morningmika goes on wild rampage against @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/iU7ePXaPf9— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) August 14, 2020Read original story MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski Calls Out Diehard Trump Supporters: ‘How Stupid Can You Be?’ At TheWrap
“Morning Joe” co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough spent a segment of Monday’s show tearing into President Donald Trump for bragging about his results on a cognitive exam for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s.The duo was reacting to Trump’s Sunday interview on Fox News, during which anchor Chris Wallace pressed the president on a recent Fox News poll that showed more respondents felt presumed Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden had more “mental soundness” than incumbent Republican Trump.“Well, I’ll tell you what: Let’s take a test,” Trump said. “Let’s take a test right now. Let’s go down. Joe and I will take a test. Let him take the same test that I took.”Wallace persisted, pointing out the test included questions as easy as identifying an elephant in a lineup and solving simple subtraction problems. But Trump, as he has often done when challenged on his claims, did not back down.“Because, yes, the first few questions are easy, but I’ll bet you couldn’t even answer the last five questions. I’ll bet you couldn’t. They get very hard, the last five questions,” he said.Brzezinski uttered “Oh my God” in response to Trump’s defensiveness.Earlier in the broadcast, Scarborough said, “They give them this test and here we have the man running the most challenging job in government — not only in this country, but probably anywhere across the world — bragging about being able to identify a lion, a camel… and he says the last questions are, ‘tough, really tough.'”For the record, one of the final questions — as Wallace pointed out — is counting backwards from 100 by sevens.Also Read: Watch Chris Wallace Rebut Trump's False Claim That Biden 'Wants to Defund the Police' (Video)Read original story ‘Morning Joe’ Hosts Shred Trump for Bragging About Acing Cognitive Exam For People With Alzheimer’s (Video) At TheWrap
Much of Monday’s “Morning Joe” was dedicated to the coronavirus and President Donald Trump’s handling of it, as Trump himself continued to send tweets on the subject the show’s host called “sick.”“It’s sick, actually, very sick. People are dying and it’s sick, sick that he is doing this,” said MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough as he read his audience Trump’s new tweets, which blamed the media for concerns over the speed of the virus.“The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, is doing everything within its semi-considerable power (it used to be greater!) to inflame the CoronaVirus situation, far beyond what the facts would warrant. Surgeon General, ‘The risk is low to the average American,'” the president tweeted Monday morning.“So much FAKE NEWS,” Trump posted in a follow-up.Also Read: 2020 Presidential Contenders: Who's Still Challenging Donald Trump and Who's Dropped Out (Photos)In panels throughout the morning, Scarborough hit Trump and his administration officials for their response to the outbreak domestically, where the number of affected individuals grows every day. Some members of Congress — including Ted Cruz — have even self-quarantined as of Monday morning after shaking hands with an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 at a conservative event in late February. Trump was also at the event.Scarborough noted the surgeon general has said the United States is past the point of containment. He then criticized presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway for mocking a CBS News reporter Friday when she asked, “are you a doctor or lawyer?”“Actually, the reporter was right,” said Scarborough. “Kellyanne Conway — arrogant, boastful and lying all at the same time. That’s a nice trifecta but what we saw this weekend, the numbers have exploded.”After reviewing how many universities have canceled classes and how many unknowns remain, Scarborough concluded, “The way the Trump administration has handled this has been disastrous.”Read original story MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Calls Trump ‘Sick’ for Blaming Media for Coronavirus At TheWrap
MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” started the week by picking up where NBC’s “Meet the Press” left off on Sunday: Hammering GOP Sen. John Kennedy — and by extension, some of his Republican colleagues — for “repeating Putin talking points,” specifically by reiterating claims of Ukrainian interference in the 2016 election.On Sunday, Kennedy accused former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko of “actively” working for Hillary Clinton during her 2016 campaign against President Trump.Also Read: 'Morning Joe': GOP Support of Ukraine Conspiracy Theory Is Like 'Living in an Alternate Universe'Moderator Chuck Todd pushed back then, saying, “You realize the only other person selling this argument outside of the United States is this man, Vladimir Putin. This is what he said on November 20: ‘Thank God nobody is accusing us anymore of interfering in U.S. elections. Now they’re accusing Ukraine. Well, let them sort this out among themselves.’ You just accused a former president of Ukraine. You’ve done exactly what the Russian operation is trying to get American politicians to do. Are you at all concerned that you’ve been duped?”Throughout Monday’s “Morning Joe,” the cable panelists made the same points, criticizing Republicans who fall in line to defend Trump. (That has been a months-long theme of the show, which is hosted by former GOP Rep. Joe Scarborough.)Also Read: 'Morning Joe' Accuses Pro-Trump Republicans of 'Shamelessness' After Impeachment Inquiry Vote“What about these Republicans, these so-called ‘conservatives?'” asked Scarborough, referencing his time in office. “People who stood by me as we fought against Russian influence and the spread of communism and fought for conservative values?”He slammed them for “going on national television, repeating Putin talking points. The United States Senate even gotta a warning from the intel agencies — Donald Trump’s intel agencies — that this is propaganda that Vladimir Putin has been trying to push for the past several years.”Watch the video above.Read original story ‘Morning Joe’ Rails Against Republicans ‘Repeating Putin Talking Points’ At TheWrap
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
'Morning Joe' co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were saddened by the passing of their friend, Congressman Elijah Cummings.
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."
Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani is so ubiquitous on cable news these days that Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has asked networks to stop booking him because he will “willingly lie” to protect President Trump, but MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski wants him off TV for another reason.“Is there someone around him taking care of him?” the “Morning Joe” co-host asked Tuesday. “Someone needs to take care of him. It’s abusive.”Giuliani, 75, has been subpoenaed by the House in its impeachment inquiry into Trump. On Tuesday morning, “Morning Joe” played clips of him discussing the matter on Fox News.Also Read: Joe Biden Campaign to TV Networks: Stop Booking Rudy Giuliani“I actually feel sorry for the guy when I see him in the state he was in last night, when I see him shuffling around, confused,” said co-host Joe Scarborough. “I am just shocked and I know Republicans I’ve spoken with on the hill are shocked Donald Trump is letting this guy go out as a free agent, rambling around with apparently no game plan and no focus.”Also Read: Hillary Clinton Says 'Carefully Thinking Through' Isn't One of Rudy Giuliani's 'Strong Points' on 'The Late Show'(Video)Co-host Willie Geist agreed, asking, “I wonder who’s directing this operation? … Who said, ‘Let’s get Rudy on TV again?’ Is it to throw smoke screens up? Because every time he goes on TV, there’s another lie or another problem for Trump.”Scarborough lamented what he sees as Giuliani’s “decreased capacities” from when he was “America’s mayor,” calling it “sad” and “pathetic” to see what the lawyer has become: “Yes, it ruins his legacy, but more than that, I’m wondering who’s around Rudy Giuliani allowing him to continue to go out at night and embarrass himself on TV?”A request for comment from Giuliani was not immediately returned.Read original story MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski Worried for Rudy Giuliani’s Welfare: ‘Someone Needs to Take Care of Him. It’s Abusive’ At TheWrap
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."
Conservative commentator Kevin Williamson is the topic of a heated Twitter conversation —again — after appearing for an interview on "Morning Joe."
Joe Scarborough has some advice for Beto O’Rourke as the former congressman struggles to make an impression in a crowded field of contenders seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination — stop apologizing for being who he is.“Beto stop apologizing. Do not apologize for being in Vanity Fair. Do not apologize for having a very rich father-in-law, own it. Do not apologize for taking Republican positions in the past,” Scarborough said. “Do not apologize for being white, do not apologize for being privileged.”“Or for being a man,” co-host Mika Brzezinski added. “I feel like I need to give him a ‘Know your value’ speech,” she continued, alluding to her women’s empowerment initiative.Also Read: Inside the NBC Upfront: 'SNL' Mocks 'Morning Joe,' Tina and Amy Think They're at the Golden GlobesScarborough urged Beto to stay off social media and ignore comments from the “blue check marks” of Twitter.“Ignore the blue check marks. If you’re on Twitter get off of it. Just start talking to voters. They don’t live on Twitter,” Scarborough said. “That is my free advice, you’re paying people to give you advice, let me tell you it’s bad advice. I’ve given you good advice.”Though he came close to unseating Texas’ Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018, Beto O’Rourke has struggled in the presidential primary among national Democrats (most of whom are considerably more popular with voters than Cruz). Since joining the race in March, his campaign has consistently sputtered with polls showing him in the low single digits.When he has made news, it has often been in response to activists who have demanded various forms of apology or contrition for “privileges” they accuse him of having for one reason or another.“As a white man who has had privileges that others could not depend on, or take for granted, I’ve clearly had advantages over the course of my life,” O’Rourke told Chuck Todd in March. “I think recognizing that and understanding that others have not, doing everything I can to ensure that there is opportunity and the possibility for advancement and advantage for everyone is a big part of this campaign and a big part of the people who comprise this campaign.”Earlier this week, the candidate announced he would “re-launch” his campaign, kicking things off with a primetime appearance with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Monday.“I recognize that I can do a better job, also, of talking to a national audience beyond the town halls we are having,” he told her.Read original story ‘Morning Joe’ to Beto O’Rourke: ‘Do Not Apologize for Being White’ (Video) At TheWrap
Mika Brzezinski on Friday criticized the Boston Red Sox players who didn'tboycott President Donald Trump's White House celebration of the team's WorldSeries victory
The president gave Joe Scarborough a new nickname Tuesday morning as he tweeted about morning cable news shows.
"We really never had a whole national network like this that is basically, it's incredibly close with this White House," she said. "People have described it to me as a wing of the West Wing."
While Schultz explained what made him qualified for the highest office in the country, Mika Brzezinski threw a curve ball when she asked about the cost of cereal.
Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s "Morning Joe," was quick to address comments she made on Wednesday’s show that have since been strongly criticized.
On Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski revealed details from an apparent private conversation with Donald Trump about his birther comments.
Opening the show Monday, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski repeatedly called Trump a “baby,” and snickered as they introduced their guests for the 6 a.m hour. “Baby President,” said Scarborough. “He wants to make it clear to you that he’s not a baby,” said Brzezinski.
“Morning Joe” regulars were roundly unimpressed by Stormy Daniels’ big interview on “60 Minutes,” blasting just about everyone involved for overhyping the contents — including Daniels, whose credibility was called into question.
Stormy Daniels, porn actress and self-proclaimed temporary paramour of Donald Trump, was threatened with physical harm to keep quiet about the affair, Daniels’ attorney said on today's "Morning Joe."