Mika Brzezinski Rips Red Sox Players Who Visited Trump’s White House: ‘Stick With Your Team!’
Morning Joe had a lot of mixed opinions about the Boston Red Sox’ visit to the White House.
President Donald Trump hosted the team on Thursday to celebrate their 2018 World Series title, but manager Alex Cora and almost all the team’s black and Hispanic players refused to attend out of protest for Trump’s racist rhetoric. When Joe Scarborough talked about this, he wondered how this will impact the team going forward, called it a “segregated affair” and said “I don’t understand for the life of me why one white guy couldn’t have stayed back.”
After Kimberly Atkins noted how Trump “thrives” on enflaming racial divisions in sports, Mika Brzezinski said she couldn’t understand why any of the Red Sox went at all instead of hanging back in solidarity with their teammates.
“Why would anyone on that team go? Isn’t it all about unity?” she asked.
Donny Deutsche countered that the team members who went wanted to take the opportunity to visit the White House, which they have as much right to do as their colleagues have to protest. Brzezinski, however, didn’t find that argument to be valid.
“The reasons why these players didn’t go are so much more important than getting a free trip to the White House,” Brzezinski argued. “Come on! Stick with your team.”
Scarborough noted that the unity argument applies both ways in this scenario, even as he noted that the protesting players didn’t go because “this is the most racist president certainly in our lifetime.” This led to Willie Geist noting how Cora, who is of Puerto Rican dissent, decided not to go out of disgust with Trump’s approach to the territory.
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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