… And we’re back.
Coming off Labor Day weekend — and a month of quasi-vacation — Mika and Joe were back anchoring with the regulars.
And it seems Scarborough’s time vacationing in the New England woodlands hasn’t dulled him one bit. During the show’s first hour, the Morning Joe host took a moment between DACA, North Korea and tax reform to mock President Trump’s personal effort at helping victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Though Trump was largely on top of the catastrophe, regularly tweeting updates and even personally pitching in, in affected areas, it wasn’t enough for Scarborough and his friends.
On set, they mocked Trump’s efforts to lend a hand as insufficient, citing this Tweet on air. The video shows Trump innocuously loading supplies into a truck.
He hits the cab twice because that’s how wealthy people think working and middle class people interact with trucks https://t.co/qIujYlZsUH
— Broderick Greer (@BroderickGreer) September 4, 2017
The specific issue which Morning Joe took exception to appears to have been Trump’s decision to hand something to the truck driver through the front window rather than lay it on the flatbed.
“Here’s your bag of cement,” said Scarborough doing an intentional “dumb-person voice.”
There was laughter.
“That’s why you call it a truck,” he added.
More laugher — then they played the video.
“Ok. Bucket?” said Mika.
Then there was laughter, and more inaudible “dumb person noises.”
When Trump finally ended up putting the supplies on the truck flatbed, somebody clapped derisively off camera.
“I bet they’re not breaking this down on Fox & Friends,” said Scarborough.
Now in fairness, Scarborough did acknowledge the president’s effort heading to the affected region. Willie Geist said he deserved “credit,” though it was “obviously a photo op.”
Still the praise was faint — and the scorn was palpable.
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