One day after being attacked by President Trump, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough are trying to turn the national conversation around, making it about the president’s “erratic behavior” and his emotional health.
“We’re OK. The country is not,” Scarborough said on Friday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC.
Scarborough said the president has a “disturbing obsession with Mika.”
“He attacks women because he fears women,” Scarborough said.
One of their guests, advertising executive Donny Deutsch, said the president is “not of sound mind.”
Summing up the tone of the discussion, Brzezinski said, “I’m really worried.”
“Morning Joe” hosts and guests have repeatedly raised questions about the president’s mental state and his fitness for the job.
Brzezinski and Scarborough returned to that theme on Friday with a Washington Post columntitled “Donald Trump is not well.”
“President Trump launched personal attacks against us Thursday, but our concerns about his unmoored behavior go far beyond the personal,” the pair wrote in the column. “America’s leaders and allies are asking themselves yet again whether this man is fit to be president. We have our doubts, but we are both certain that the man is not mentally equipped to continue watching our show, ‘Morning Joe.'”
Brzezinski and Scarborough quipped that Trump should exclusively watch the pro-Trump morning show “Fox & Friends.”
The president claims not to watch “Morning Joe,” but Brzezinski and Scarborough don’t believe him. (Indeed, there is ample evidence that the president spends a lot of time watching lots of morning TV shows.)
Observers speculated that the president’s nasty tweets on Thursday morning were a reaction to Brzezinski and Scarborough’s intense criticism of him.