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Morning Joe Guest Donny Deutsch Awkwardly Pokes Fun at Mika/Joe Fling Rumors

As Page Six reported this week, Morning Joe cohosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough may be romantically involved, even planning to go public sometime in the near future. The duo has hosted the venerable MSNBC morning show for several years, and after Brzezinski’s finalized divorce, it may seem as if the show is now powered by a little something more than just Starbucks.

After sheepishly hinting at the rumors themselves yesterday, it was their sophomoric pal Donny Deutsch‘s turn on Friday to poke fun at the alleged fling. The CNBC host had his big one-liner cued up and ready to go in the 6 a.m. ET hour, within seconds of the start of the show.

“By the way,” began Deutsch with too much excitement in his voice, “the rumors about Willie [Geist] and I — not true.”

Brzezinski reacted as any mother would whose son just blurted out something inappropriate, except for the fact that Deutsch is a 58-year-old man.”Oh… I knew it,” she conceded. Scarborough hurried the conversation along before Deutsch could one-up himself by, I don’t know, taking his shirt off for a frat house laugh.

Watch the above clip from MSNBC’s Morning Joe and determine for yourself just how long he had been waiting to make that crack.


J.D. Durkin (@jiveDurkey) is an editorial producer and columnist at Mediaite.
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