Monday morning's episode of MSNBC'S "Morning Joe," hosted by Willie Geist, who was filling in for Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, who are on vacation, featured a panel discussion which concluded with the prevailing sentiment that "America has gone off the reservation." Monday morning's episode took place less than twenty-four hours after Donald Trump tweeted a spoof video of himself "beating up" CNN - in an apparent celebration of his defeat of the "fake news media."
Trump also drew a barrage of criticism last Thursday, including from his fellow Republicans, after he called Mika Brzezinski, a co-host of the MSNBC "Morning Joe" program, "low I.Q. Crazy Mika" and said she was "bleeding badly from a face-lift" when she visited his Mar-A-Lago estate around New Year's Eve.
He referred to her co-host Joe Scarborough, a former Republican U.S. congressman, as "Psycho Joe." The pair responded with an article in the Washington Post questioning Trump's mental health.
“If you take just in isolation that whatever 15 seconds, it’s hard not to see somebody punching somebody in the face,” said panelist and political commentator Katty Kay.
“This is getting a huge amount of coverage in other countries and looks totally crazy. It really looks like America has gone off the reservation in some ways. I don’t mean the president. I mean the whole coverage of it, the fact that this is all that anybody is talking about at a time when there are huge issues going on around the world. this is pre-occupying the country.”
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