The set of “Morning Joe” returned to one of their favorite punching bags Tuesday, lacing into Trump physician — and possible future Veterans Affairs Secretary — Dr. Ronny Jackson.
Joe Scarborough returned to Jackson’s greatest hit, in which the doctor lauded the president’s health for an hour to a room full of reporters in January. Scarborough and company couldn’t be sure whether the routine was more reminiscent of Hitler’s doctor or Kim Jong Un’s.
“It sounded like Hitler’s doctor, I’m sorry — his genes are so good — if Hitler’s doctor had a Brooklyn accent,” said Scarborough.
“It was kind of sick,” added co-host Mika Brzezinski.
Scarborough then walked back the Hitler stuff before then suggesting that Jackson’s glowing description of Trump’s health was more reminiscent of a “North Korean doctor.”
“A North Korean doctor might be a tighter fit. Fearless leader’s genetics are so pure and so strong that fearless leader could live to be 200 years old,” he said.
None of this is particularly new, but Jackson is in the news again after his nomination to head the VA ran into some serious speed bumps this week. His confirmation hearings were postponed after lingering questions about his lack of management experience, poor oversight of the White House medical team and other murky accusations of professional misconduct.
Jackson is the official White House physician and has previously served in the same capacity for Barack Obama and George W. Bush.
This was the second time in mere days that Hitler merited a mention on the popular MSNBC morning show. Last week, NBC contributor Anand Giridharadas compared Trump’s rise to the 20th century fascist tyrant. Earlier show have also compared Trump to Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot and Kim Jong Un.