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‘Happy Birthday Dad’: Morning Joe Toasts Zbigniew Brzezinski on 89th Birthday

Morning Joe took a break from politics (briefly) to give a birthday shout out to Zbigniew Brzezinski. The former National Security Advisor and father of co-host Mika Brzezinski turned 89 today.

“Happy birthday dad,” said Brzezinski during the show. Joe Scarborough volunteered that the first time he met Brzezinski, the former statesman called him “stunningly superficial on live television.”

Frequent guest David Ignatius, who collaborated with Brzezinski and Brent Scowcroft on a book about world affairs, also offered a heartfelt monologue.

“Zbig Brzezinski was one of the most effective National Security Advisors we’ve had in modern times. He is a brilliant man to this day,” said Ignatius. “Mika, he is somebody who just is a treasure for the whole country.”

Mika, who said her father was watching, told Ignatius that she and the elder Brzezinski planned to celebrate the occasion in Colombia.

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