Mika Brzezinski melts down over Trump, mocked by right wingers
MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski appeared to choke up Monday as she called President Trump’s wiretapping charge against former president Barack Obama “not funny” and empathized with voters who might feel distressed by Trump’s antics. Her tears and emotions have been mocked by those on the right.
“This is not funny,” Brzezinski said on “Morning Joe.” “This is really bad. Just for the record, we are all really nervous. So if people out there feel nervous, we do too. We don’t think this is funny.”
“As I said at the beginning of this show, I thought this presidency could happen,” she said. “I thought [Trump] could win. It’s certainly not my first choice. But, I wanted to have hope. And I wanted to have an open mind so that, perhaps, the weight of this office, of this presidency, might guide him in a better direction than in his previous life. It is not.”
Later, Brzezinski described Trump as “possibly unfit mentally.”
“Sorry, I’m just saying what everyone is thinking, so,” she said.
“Let’s put it this way — I believe in his ability to communicate with people, and I believe in how he won,” Brzezinski replied. “I get why he won. I don’t believe in his ability to be able to do this job well. It’s past time that we lower the bar so low that we’re in the ditch.”
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The Drudge Report banner read “MIKA FREAKING” for much of the day, and other conservatives teased her on Twitter.
MSNBC Host Tearfully Tells Viewers: ‘We are all really nervous’… https://t.co/IP9AUhU615
— DRUDGE REPORT (@DRUDGE_REPORT) March 6, 2017
.@morningmika said this morning that Trump is making her really, really “scared.”
Mika needs her safe space.
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) March 6, 2017
Mika’s teary histrionics are manna for sexists everywhere.
What an emotional mess.
— CNN Lies & Is Hitler (@NolteNC) March 6, 2017
— Howie Carr (@HowieCarrShow) March 6, 2017
MSNBC Mika in tears: We are at a low point in American history. So she must have watched her show.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) March 6, 2017