David French, who mounted a third party presidential campaign for several days last week, appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe variety show this morning for some reason, and said the Trump campaign tried to menace his wife and spook him out of running.
As has been often noted this election cycle, Donald Trump is a member of the WWE Hall of Fame. Trump and WWE founder Vince McMahon have known each other since 1988, and worked together frequently. But in 2007, Trump and McMahon pretended to be bitter rivals, culminating in Trump shaving McMahon’s head on pay-per-view TV. This was all play-acting, or “work” as its known in professional wrestling. In real life, Trump and McMahon were friends, and the feud was mutually beneficial to both.
Joe Scarborough—former Republican Congressman, current co-host of Morning Joe, and erratic political columnist—has a complicated relationship with Donald Trump, who lifts the ratings of his morning MSNBC show but is also a bigot and maybe an actual fascist. Trump has even called Scarborough and his co-host Mika Brzezinski “supporters” and “believers” in his campaign—an understandable statement, given the free publicity Morning Joe has offered the Republican frontrunner. But now Scarborough, writing in The Washington Post, seems to have suddenly soured on Trump...over Trump’s predictable refusal to disavow David Duke and the Ku Klux Klan:
The comedian and radio show host Harry Shearer has audio of what sure sounds like a casual off-the-air exchange between Donald Trump and Morning Joe co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. “You had me almost as a legendary figure,” Trump says at one point, apparently referring to a segment on that day’s show.
In defiance of her supporters’ wishes, her critics’ open calls, and even her own promises, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton continues to block the publication of transcripts from the speeches she gave to several banks, including Goldman Sachs and Bank of America, in 2013 and 2014. According to MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski, however, Clinton may no longer have much of a choice.
Below, we have a 10-minute segment from today’s Morning Joe in which co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski address the criticism that they are too friendly with Donald Trump to cover him objectively. To give you a sense of the tenor of the video, Mika shouts about pizza within the first three minutes, and Joe closes it by whispering like a comic book villain.
After watching a segment from today’s Morning Joe in which a focus group reacted to Donald Trump’s use of the words ass, shit, and fuck at rallies, my first reaction was “I can’t believe Donald Trump said fuck at a rally.” It turns out that he didn’t say fuck at a rally, because he speaks like a radio edit.
Today, Chris Christie got on television at 6:45 a.m. local time in Iowa to do an interview with Morning Joe, in which he talked about “pounding the meat.”
There are certain things Joe Scarborough—a man no one is interested in voting for for anything besides leaving the island—won’t tolerate. Allowing Megyn Kelly to take over his beloved Fox News network is one of them, and trust the man: He will literally—LITERALLY—self-immolate before allowing her to set the agenda.
In a news conference yesterday, Russian President Vladimir Putin called Donald Trump “a bright and talented person” and “the absolute leader of the presidential race.” Trump loved this, obviously. Today on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, he declared, “When people call you brilliant it’s always good. Especially when the person heads up Russia.” Trump then proceeded to ham-handedly defend his new buddy Putin against accusations that he kills journalists.
During this morning’s episode of Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough asked the following question about now former Florida State quarterback De’Andre Johnson’s alleged assault of a woman in a Tallahassee bar: “What about the culture that would have a guy think he could get away with punching a blonde woman...like...the other alleged victim at the bar?”
After SAE brothers at the University of Oklahoma were caught on tape gleefully chanting racist slurs this weekend, you might have thought, who would defend these men? Morning Joe hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough answered that rhetorical question this morning by suggesting that rappers are actually to blame for SAE's behavior.