The MSM is hating President Trump’s foreign trip. Why? Because it takes the spotlight off what they’d much rather be covering: the investigations back home into Russian involvement in the election. Yesterday, we witnessed a CNN host fretting that President Trump’s successful speech in Saudi Arabia might be “normalizing” him.

Now it’s Mika Brzezinski’s turn to insist that she won’t let Morning Joe be distracted by the foreign trip. On today’s show, when HuffPo‘s Sam Stein said that despite the investigations, people are “going about our business,” Mika jumped on him.

“To your point, Sam, that we’re going about our business, actually, we’re not [points to the MJ set.] We’re not sitting here on these pictures of Trump in Tel Aviv and going live and listening to every word they’re said [sic], we’re focused on what’s happening in Washington. Because what happens in the White House at this point impacts the world and this country. And the White House is in meltdown mode.”

Later, discussing how the foreign trip has kept President Trump away from his phone, Joe Scarborough quoted the NATO Secretary General saying that Trump has the “attention span of a child.” Mika said, “the child is busy at daycare right now.”

Note: the chyron in the screencap, “Trump’s metastasizing crisis” echoes Mika’s claim that the White House “is in meltdown mode.”

Note segundo: when Joe suggests that Trump should be kept busy playing with a toy, as Alec Baldwin as Trump on SNL was, Mika says “or Benjamin Netanyahu.” Brzezinski thus dismisses the Israeli PM as a plaything.

SAM STEIN: It’s mind boggling. I keep thinking of the Saturday Night Live depiction of the Lester holt interview where he was like, “I got him? I got him?” And then he’s like, nothing matters. Because in any normal situation, any normal White House, these comments would be hugely consequential, scandalous. I mean, they kind of are here, but we’re going about our business.

. . .

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Okay, there’s a couple of things. There’s still the federal investigation into a person close to Trump inside the White House that we’ll get to in just a moment. And to your point, Sam, about we’re going about our business, actually, we’re not. We’re not sitting here on these pictures of Trump in Tel Aviv and going live and listening to every word they’re said [sic.] We’re focused on what’s happened in Washington. Because what happens in the White House at this point impacts the world and this country. And the White House is in meltdown mode.

. . .

MIKA: The problem is him alone in a room at the White House with his phone.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: It is.

MIKA: And I say that with absolutely no humor. I’m just saying these trips keep him busy —

JOE: Mika, was it not the NATO Secretary General who was quoted as saying this president has an attention span of a child, of about 12 seconds. So yes.

MIKA: The child is busy at daycare right now.

JOE: Keep him busy with one of those things that Alec Baldwin, on Saturday Night Live.

MIKA: Or Benjamin Netanyahu.