The “Morning Joe” set probably became extremely awkward during commercial breaks today.
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough sparred with co-host Mika Brzezinski Wednesday morning, which will likely make things icy on their next (long-rumored) date night.
Scarborough was in the middle of explaining why he’s actually more comfortable with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner having the President’s attention than others close to the Commander in Chief — actual qualifications be damned.
“Better her and Jared than, let’s say, some other people who had his ear through the end of the campaign.” Scarborough said. “Things are going better on the National Security Council. That didn’t just happen. There was a battle inside the White House and guess what? Jared and Ivanka won.”
“It would be unreasonable to say that there are not any goods that might follow from nepotism, but it’s still nepotism,” panelist Eddie Glaude Jr. responded.
Of course, that’s something that isn’t unheard of in politics — or even the White House — and Scarborough has seen some good come from the frowned-upon practice.
“My political hero was appointed Attorney General for his brother, and Republicans didn’t like that back then,” he said. “I think if you looked at Bobby Kenendy’s record, you’d say some good things came out of that.”
“So you’re comparing Ivanka Trump to Bobby Kennedy?” Brzezinski interrupted, which didn’t go over too well with the main guy.
“You don’t have to be so snotty. I was about to say, you din’t let me get it out. You don’t have to be so rude,” Scarborough sassed back. “The fact of the matter is that they are not Bobby Kennedy — as I was about to say — but you wanted to get your cheap shot in so you got your cheap shot in. No I am not saying Jared and Ivanka are Bobby Kennedy.”
Watch the exchange above.