The set of “Morning Joe” opened the show in a feisty mood on Wednesday. In the program’s first hour, the cast on set took turns blasting the President’s trip to Puerto Rico, specifically focusing on Trump’s meeting with San Juan mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz.
“He lacks any humanity and is the most graceless president to be in the Oval Office in our history,” said host Joe Scarborough, adding later that Trump was “utterly devoid of humanity and grace.”
Before his visit on Tuesday, Trump famously feuded with Yulín Cruz on Twitter when she criticized the federal response to hurricane victims in the U.S. territory in a press conference and on CNN. While visiting the island, Trump ultimately had a muted meeting with her, but pointedly declined to praise her performance in public comments that day.
Scarborough added that Yulín’s attempt to make amends with Trump was evidence of her own leadership skills.
“You just can’t afford to upset the president. Whether he’s wrong or not. You know that FEMA the SBA, you know that every other agency is going to move at his direction.” he said. “For people that are outraged that she apologized to him, your outrage should all be channeled to the President of the United States. She was actually being a leader.”
The president’s often awkward visit to Puerto Rico proved consistent fodder for mockery. In the show’s second hour, Conservative icon, George Will, suggested Trump was suffering from a form of “social autism” and that he wasn’t about to change now.
16 'Morning Joe' Trump Insults That Got Personal, From 'Schmuck' to 'Jackass' (Photos)
President Trump recently received a ton of criticism for sending out a pair of tweets about MSNBC's "Morning Joe" hosts “Psycho” Joe Scarborough and “low I.Q. Crazy” Mika Brzezinski.
“She was bleeding badly from a face-lift,” he wrote of an encounter with Brzezinski he claims he had in Florida weeks before his inauguration.
While nothing can justify the president mocking a woman's appearance, the "Morning Joe" duo have been attacking Trump for months.
Check out 16 recent times the MSNBC stars said something that Trump could have taken personally.
They compared him to Kim Jong-un
“This is unprecedented, to have a president who behaves this way,” Brzezinski said on June 23. “It does feel like a developing dictatorship."
Brzezinski said what Bill Clinton was to sex, Trump is to "decency"
"What Bill Clinton did to the issue of sex to an entire generation, I believe this president is doing on issues of decency, on issues of conspiracy theories, on issues of fake news," Brzezinski said in June 15. "I think it's that simple and we're desensitized if we even argue it."
"If the president seems delusional about his accomplishments, you can point no further than that room," Brzezinski said in June 14. "There are no real men in the inner circle of the White House... none at all."
“Donald Trump, again, being a schmuck, thinking he can buy people’s integrity by inviting them over to the White House and wowing them,” Scarborough said on June 7 when discussing a dinner party at the White House. “That’s how he thinks. I know that first hand.”
Scarborough said Trump “is not a sane, rational human being”
“If any CEO, in a Fortune 500 company, was behaving this way, he or she would be removed immediately… they would take him out, he would have psychiatric evaluation and he would no longer be the CEO,” Scarborough said on June 6.
Scarborough called Trump a “bumbling dope” on May 11 because of the way a meeting with Russia’s Foreign Minister was handled.
“Looking at the front pages of the newspapers here… The Wall Street Journal also, you look, of course, at pictures. The shameful picture where the United States press corps was kept out but the Russians were allowed in,” Scarborough said while holding up the paper.
Scarborough slammed Trump on March 31, saying that Russians are lucky that POTUS is “stupid enough” to pick up their fake news.
“We’re obsessed on how the Russians have hacked, how the Russians have tried to impact this, how the Russians have tried to impact the White House,” Scarborough said. “We’re really just playing into their hands.”