One of the more interesting aspects of watching American politics from afar is dipping in and out of MSNBC’s Morning Joe show, a popular breakfast programme among the press pundits of the Washington Beltway. The presenters, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, have become famous for their hot-and-cold relationship with Donald Trump, from his early political career as an incoherent critic of Barack Obama to his present incumbency of the White House. In the immediate lead up to the election the duo adopted a strong position against Trump’s candidacy, Brzezinski in particular condemning him in almost apocalyptic terms.
However his unexpected election caused a rapid change of tack, towards something closer to sycophancy. In recent months the pair have regaled their audiences and guests with stories illustrating their insider knowledge of the Manhattan millionaire and his family, derived from their membership of New York’s affluent overclass, while excusing his aberrant behaviour. However, even the most ambitious politicos have their limit and the pair seem to be lending a sympathetic ear to those now questioning the president’s mental fitness to govern. Which of course is tied to the slowly crystallising impeachment camp among the intertwined media and political establishment in the United States. Have a look at this clip below.