The set of “Morning Joe” engaged in some happy speculation Tuesday about how special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Donald Trump was likely to end.
New York Times writer Thomas Friedman was on hand to warn of a coming “constitutional crisis” when Mueller finally drops the hammer.
“I believe the Mueller investigation, when it is finally put on the table before us, will trigger some form of constitutional crisis,” said Friedman. “I don’t know what it’s going to find about the president, whether it’s collusion, whether it’s financial impropriety, I have no idea what it’s going to find, but I think it’s going to find something that will trigger a constitutional crisis.”
“We have basically a dictator,” said show mainstay Susan Del Percio.
Friedman, the dean of the Times’ Op-Ed page, said he believed that former Presidents Bush and Obama would jointly swoop down to usher Trump off the field when the moment called for it.
“They are going to have to come together in the face of this Constitutional crisis that’s in our future and stand up for the Constitution,” said Friedman “It’s going to have to be done in a bipartisan way by two ex-presidents I think who still have a lot of credibility. My guess is they are saving their powder for that. I sure hope so.”
The analysis from Friedman perfectly dovetails with the show’s day-to-day fare, which regularly inveighs against President Trump and eagerly awaits justice from Mueller and his team.
“[Trump] understands that he’s not smart enough, he understands that he’s not smooth enough, he understands that he’s just too slow to keep up with Robert Mueller,” said Scarborough in February. “He’s scared to death right now that he’s going to have to actually testify in front of Robert Mueller because he knows that Mueller will outwit him at every turn,”