About the last person you’d expect to be taking unsubtle shots at Elizabeth Warren’s phony claims of Native American heritage is Mika Brzezinski. Early in this presidential cycle, Brzezinski was Warren’s biggest fan, urging her to get into the race.
But on today’s Morning Joe, after clips were played of Warren on the stump for Hillary making over-caffeinated condemnations of Donald Trump, Mika declared “she’s on the warpath.” Mark Halperin groaned in response, but a butter-wouldn’t-melt-in-her-mouth Mika feigned ignorance of the gibe she had just aimed.
Note: Nicolle Wallace, former communications director for President George W. Bush, argued ardently that the Warren’s over-the-top rhetoric makes her the wrong person to make the case for Hillary to undecided voters in the closing days of the campaign. Wallace suggested that Joe Biden be given all of Warren’s gigs.
Note: check out the video and notice Hillary [sitting] on the stage with Warren, awkwardly laughing and applauding at her surrogate’s overheated performance. Sidenote: this wasn’t Warren going off script. You’ll see that she refers repeatedly to written remarks. Hillary wants her to say this stuff.
ELIZABETH WARREN: He thinks that because he has money he can call women fat pigs and bimbos. He thinks that because he has a mouthful of Tic Tacs, that he can force himself on any woman within groping distance. Well I got news for you, Donald Trump. Women have had it with guys like you. And nasty women have really had it with guys like you. Get this, Donald. Nasty women are tough. Nasty women are smart. And nasty women vote. And on November 8th, we nasty women are going to march our nasty feet to cast our nasty votes to get you out of our lives forever.
. . .
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Okay! She’s on the warpath.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: She is.
MARK HALPERIN: [laughs, then groans] Oh-hoh.
MIKA: What? What? [feigning ignorance]
JOE: Nicole, what do you think?
NICOLLE WALLACE: I — I wouldn’t, if I were — [bursts into laughter] I would give Joe Biden all of her events. I just don’t think she does it for the kinds of people that are on the fence about Hillary Clinton.
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