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WaPo’s Ignatius: Fighters in Syria cheer at mention of Trump name

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Posted by    Monday, July 3, 2017 at 8:30am 7/3/2017 at 8:30am
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On a morning when you would have expected the Morning Joe panel to be all about Trump’s CNN wrestling tweet, a Washington Post editor/columnist painted an amazingly positive portrait of the president’s actions in Syria.

WaPo’s David Ignatius has just returned from a week in Syria. He was almost apologetic in prefacing...

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Carl Bernstein: Trump’s CNN Wrestling Tweet raises issues of “stability of the President of the United States”

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Posted by    Sunday, July 2, 2017 at 12:40pm 7/2/2017 at 12:40pm
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Earlier today, President Trump tweeted out what has been reported to be a WrestleMania video from 2007 in which he took down a wrestler outside the ring. In the place of the wrestler’s head, the CNN logo has been superimposed. See video from Trump tweet below.

Carl Bernstein had a dark and...

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MSNBC “Equal Rights” Commentator: Trump Women “Have Smaller Minds than his Small Hands”

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Posted by    Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 11:45am 7/1/2017 at 11:45am

On Joy Reid’s MSNBC show this morning, guest Tamara Holder—who Reid, ironically, billed as an “equal rights attorney and advocate”—mocked the women in Donald Trump’s life.

Holder was upset that they had failed to condemn the president over his tweets directed at Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough.

Said Holder:

“I think the women in...

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Morning Joe’s Geist: Trump should react to Mika/Joe like Bush to Olbermann – Silence

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Posted by    Friday, June 30, 2017 at 9:00am 6/30/2017 at 9:00am
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On today’s Morning Joe, Willie Geist was making the point—in the context of the controversy over President Trump’s tweets about Mika and Joe—that presidents need to have a thick skin.

To illustrate, Geist recounted the story of President George W. Bush being informed by a communications aide th...

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On Morning Joe, Deutsch Calls Pres. Trump “Physically Disgusting,” a “Pig”

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Posted by    Friday, June 30, 2017 at 6:54am 6/30/2017 at 6:54am
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Donny Deutsch prefaced his remarks by warning he was going to go “thug” and “low,” and proceeded to deliver.

On today’s Morning Joe, responding to President Trump’s tweets about Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, Deutsch went on an angry rant, calling the President a “pig” and “physically disgusting.”

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Scarborough: “I’ll Testify Under Oath” Trump Admin said Kushner will be De Facto Secretary of State

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Posted by    Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 8:30am 6/29/2017 at 8:30am
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Joe Scarborough has an explanation for the way Rex Tillerson has reportedly said he’s been thwarted as Secretary of State. On today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough said he would “testify under oath” that Trump administration members said that Jared Kushner “will be the de facto Secretary of State.”

Scarborough later said, “I’ve been...

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Morning Joe Applauds Reporter Who Confronted Trump Spox Huckabee Sanders

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 10:00am 6/28/2017 at 10:00am
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How to become an MSM hero? Publicly confront the Trump administration. At yesterday’s White House briefing, Playboy White House correspondent Brian Karem got into a testy exchange with Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders over CNN’s fake Russia story and the broader issues involved.

Appearing on Morning Joe today, Karem received a hero’s...

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Is Chief Justice Roberts “Swimming In the Middle?”

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 8:53am 6/27/2017 at 8:53am
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Appearing on today’s Morning Joe, law professor Jonathan Turley noted that Chief Justice John Roberts teamed with Justice Anthony Kennedy to devise an exception to the Court’s

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Ex-Obama Spox Earnest Blames Republicans for Obama Inaction on Russian Meddling

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Posted by    Monday, June 26, 2017 at 9:00am 6/26/2017 at 9:00am
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In a transparent attempt at blame-shifting, former Obama spokesman Josh Earnest has tried to place responsibility for President Obama’s failure to respond effectively to Russian meddling in the election . . . on Republicans.

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Scarborough Releases Dystopian Rock Video of America in The Age of Trump

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Posted by    Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 3:00pm 6/25/2017 at 3:00pm
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For months, we’ve been chronicling Joe Scarborough’s increasingly anti-Trump statements, as the Morning Joe host Scarborough called the president a “schmuck” and a “jackass,” and repeatedly questioned the president’s mental health, as here and here.

Scarborough now appears to have hit rock-bottom [excuse the pun], with his release of a music video portraying...

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MSNBC Obsessed With Russia – 56 Mentions in 1 Hour

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Posted by    Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 2:30pm 6/24/2017 at 2:30pm
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Yesterday, we noted Kellyanne Conway mocking CNN’s Russia fixation. Conway told Alisyn Camerota: “I know that we just like to say the word ‘Russia, Russia’ to try to mislead the voters. And I know that CNN is aiding and abetting this nonsense as well.”

Well, if CNN likes to say “Russia, Russia,”...

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CIA Director: Trump ‘Avid Consumer’ of Intel, Meet 35-40 Minutes Almost Daily

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Posted by    Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 10:30am 6/24/2017 at 10:30am
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For the debut of his MSNBC show this morning, Hugh Hewitt scored the first news network interview with CIA Director Mike Pompeo.

Debunking an assertion made by some, Pompeo said he couldn’t “imagine a statement that is anymore false” than the notion that Trump isn’t interested in intel.

Pompeo stated that he personally...

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Kellyanne Mocks CNN Obsession: “Russia, Russia”

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Posted by    Friday, June 23, 2017 at 10:00am 6/23/2017 at 10:00am
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Interviewed by Alisyn Camerota on CNN this morning, Kellyanne Conway wanted to discuss the progress that the Trump admin has made on a variety of fronts, from job creation to regulation roll-back to health care.

But Camerota cared about one thing only: Russia, and a just-published Washinton Post 

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Mika: Feels Like “a Dictatorship Developing”

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Posted by    Friday, June 23, 2017 at 8:30am 6/23/2017 at 8:30am
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One of our categories here at Legal Insurrection is “Trump Derangement Syndrome.” Over at Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski provides a prime example of the malady.

We noted yesterday how Mika was pushing poor Jon Meacham into drawing parallels between President Trump, the Nazis, and North Korea. Brzezinski ratcheted things up a notch...

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Mika: “Hard not to think” Trump might be in on a Russia “scheme”

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Posted by    Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 1:00pm 6/22/2017 at 1:00pm
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On today’s Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski strongly suggested that President Trump is in cahoots with the Russians, saying “it’s kind of hard not to think that [Trump] might be in on some sort of scheme.”

Earlier, Mika recycled the Trump/Nazi card. She invited Jon Meacham to draw a historical parallel to President...

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Morning Joe: Georgia Election “Unmitigated Disaster” for Dems

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Posted by    Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 8:15am 6/21/2017 at 8:15am
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If Dems were smart, they’d watch and learn from the opening segment of today’s Morning Joe.

In his item of last night, Prof. Jacobson noted how Dems were taking the wrong lesson from the election, claiming that a close loss was a win. The message from Morning Joe was starkly different.

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Dem Strategist: Scalise Shooting “Natural Culmination” of Republican Rule

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Posted by    Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 10:00am 6/20/2017 at 10:00am
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James Devine—the Dem strategist who tweeted #HuntRepublicanCongressmen in the hours following the shooting of Republican Congressman Steve Scalise—was a guest on Tucker Carlson’s Fox News show last night. Devine’s rambling...

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