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.
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.”