'Morning Joe' Slams President Trump's 'Dangerous' Wiretapping Accusation for Shaking the Government 'To Its Core'
"Morning Joe" host Mika Brzezinski once had hope for the Trump administration.
"When this presidency started, I had hope and an open mind; I am losing hope and my mind is closing," she said Monday, turning to a mournful Joe Scarborough.
"You even had Van Jones over at CNN saying [the night of Trump's first address to Congress was when] Donald Trump becomes president of the United States," co-host Scarborough remarked.
After his speech to Congress got rave reviews, it took only 24 hours for the Trump adminstration to become more in scandal once again.
By Wednesday night, Attorney General Jeff Sessions had come under fire for lying during his congressional hearing, which led him to recuse himself from Russia investigations on Thursday. Meanwhile, the news of top Democrats calling for Sessions' resignation was quickly offset by President Trump's bizarre tweeting Saturday, in which he accused President Barack Obama of wiretapping his phones at Trump Tower.
“What Donald Trump did on Saturday morning has shaken this government and the confidence of its people to the core," Scarborough stated. "It is hard to overstate how reckless that tweet was. The 45th president of the United States accusing the 44th president of the United States of personally tapping his phones... calling him sick.”
“Uncouth,” Brzezinski added.
Trump has always been a fan of Breitbart's conspiracy theories, such as the racist "birther" myth.
However, "for people comparing this to the birther controversy, context is necessary,” Scarborough pointed out. “It is one thing when a reality TV star accuses a president of a sleazy conspiratorial theory. But when a president of the United States accuses another president, the context changes and it becomes dangerous.... We are in crisis."