On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Tuesday morning, Mika Brzezinski and her guests (Joe Scarborough is still on vacation) struggled to make sense of what counts as “inappropriate” in Donald Trump’s White House. The discussion came out of Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ response to reporters that Anthony Scaramucci was fired from White House Communications director because the president found his interview with Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker “inappropriate.”
“I’m more wondering about the inner circle who pushed for Scaramucci–you know let’s leave that story aside for now, because it’s kind of sad,” Brzezinski said.
“Even as late as Sunday evening, Scaramucci told MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle he believed the fallout from his New Yorker interview would blow over,” Brzezinski said, leading into a story from The New York Times that suggested Scaramucci was meant to be a “transitory figure” all along. She also pointed out that Monday afternoon, Trump tweeted “A great day at the White House!”
“Do I understand that to be them saying that they planned this? Because nobody plans to bring in a colossal disaster, an unhinged mac truck of a person, to drive through the White House, spewing profanity and then to say ‘oh we planned that.’”
Early Tuesday morning, both Brzezinski and Scarborough took to Twitter to voice their opinion on the White House staff shake-up. Both said that for newly-appointed Chief of Staff John Kelly to succeed, the many family members involved need to step aside. “It’s time for Donald Trump’s family members to get out of the way and let professionals run the White House. Actually, it is way past time,” Brzezinski tweeted.
“Family members who want Donald Trump to succeed need to let his Chief of Staff do his job. They need to get out of the way,” Scarborough echoed.
It's time for Donald Trump's family members to get out of the way and let professionals run the White House. Actually, it is way past time.
— Mika Brzezinski (@morningmika) August 1, 2017
Family members who want Donald Trump to succeed need to let his Chief of Staff do his job.
They need to get out of the way.
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) August 1, 2017
Watch the full “Morning Joe” clip above.