The set of “Morning Joe” seemed crestfallen on Wednesday after President Donald Trump’s physician informed the world that his patient was in tip top mental and physical condition.
Show co-host Mika Brzezinski said news of the president’s full mental and physical fitness actually made her feel worse.
“I’m not sure if it makes me feel better that this doctor says that he has no cognitive issues,” she said on set Wednesday. “Makes me feel worse and more worried for the country.”
“A bad guy,” said Brzezinski. “He bullies people. He accuses them of giving sexual favors. He maligned people. He lies. He calls countries s-holes. This is all not due to some sort of mental deficiency. This is who he is.”
“This is who he is,” she repeated. “Fantastic.”
With the “president has dementia” argument defanged, the set regulars instead devoted time to challenging the president’s weight and reported some so-called — “girther” rumors — who said there was no way Trump was only 239 pounds, as his physician reported yesterday.
“We won’t question the doctor,” said co-host Joe Scarborough before immediately moving to question the doctor.
“I know somebody who is 6’3” and weighs close to 239 pounds and all I can tell you is this, if that’s what 239 pounds looked like, I would weigh 170 pounds,” he said through his own laughter.
“If that’s what 6’3”, 239 pounds looks like, that is a shock to me. Only because people who I know very well that are 6’3” and weigh close to 239 pounds look like they weigh about 30 to 40 pounds less than that.”