Look, We Said, ‘Almost’
Watching Morning Joe is both a joy and a punishment. The joy is listening to the great panelists and the great guests. The punishment is having to listen to the Joe part of Morning Joe, at least sometimes. Joe talks over people, interrupts and often just does not listen. He is impolite to his co-host, which is odd since he wants to marry her.
But this recitation in the NYT about Joe’s conversation with Trumpie after he criticized Trump is pretty good and makes one at least think about Joe in a more favorable light.
The president invited Mr. Scarborough and Ms. Brzezinski to lunch at the White House, where, Vanity Fair reported, he even offered to officiate at their wedding should they have one (they have since publicly announced their engagement).
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Then came what he described as a screaming match over the phone a couple of weeks later, after Ms. Brzezinski and Mr. Scarborough mercilessly mocked Mr. Trump’s aide Stephen Miller for his overheated proclamation that the president’s power to impose the travel ban should “not be questioned” by the courts.
“It went back and forth for 20 or 30 minutes and it was a very ugly call,” Mr. Scarborough said. “He was screaming at me saying, ‘Why are you being so tough on this kid — I invited you to lunch at the White House, and you know I could have invited Sean Hannity,’ and I said, ‘Well, invite Sean Hannity — we’re not going to be schmoozed because you gave us some fish.’”
Yep, you gotta at least start to like a person who will not be schmoozed because the President gave ‘em some fish.