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 this morning, suddenly blurting out that it “feels like a dictatorship developing.”
Joe Scarborough tried to talk his partner off the ledge, saying “that’s an inside voice saying what you just said. You want to be like Greta. Greta pulls back before she says things like that.”
But Mika wouldn’t be mollified, proclaiming that you can read books about “how dictatorships happen . . . and what you are seeing is either this happening right now, or someone who’s not well. There’s very few options.”
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: It’s sad for the country. This is unprecedented, to have a president who behaves this way. Can anyone go back in history?
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Well, you asked Jon Meacham yesterday.
MIKA: I tried. He stretched as best he could to Nixon, and then we had to go outside the United States of America to find a parallel, and I believe it was North Korea.
JOE: So, I can’t wait to here what Kasie Hunt has to say, once we read the news on health care.
MIKA: Well, it does feel like a developing dictatorship. Anyhow, Senate Republicans rolled out their health care bill yesterday, and it took little time before they were met with internal resistance.
JOE: See, that’s the sort of thing, that’s an inside voice saying what you just said.
MIKA: No, it’s not.
JOE: You want to be like Greta, who’s like—Greta pulls back before she says things like that.
MIKA: No, no. I’m going to say, I’m going to actually channel Greta, and have an even tone, but I will say, you can do some work reading history, and reading books about how dictatorships happen, the development of very negative forces taking over, and what you are seeing is either this happening right now, or someone who is not well. There’s very few options.
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