MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt Quotes Yoda in Morning Joe Segment About Anger (and Twitter)


Who knew that NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent Kasie Hunt could quote Star Wars at the drop of a hat? But she apparently can, and did in a pre-recorded segment for Morning Joe to kick off the new year.

Hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were introducing a segment on anger in America, and it was Scarborough who first referenced Yoda.

After two clips, one of former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley in her famous denunciation of anger politics, and one of then-candidate Donald Trump extolling the virtues of anger, Brzezinksi said that “anger has always been part of American politics.” Joe asked if that was what Yoda said to Luke, and Kasie Hunt was on it in less than 12 parsecs.

“Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate,” she said, to the amused but impressed reactions of her colleagues.

And even though the quote (“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.”) is from one of the prequels, that’s still pretty good geeking on Hunt’s part.

Also Scarborough did a Yoda voice that we shall speak of no more.

The full segment delved into how anger can be good and can be bad, and of course Trump anger is bad but anger at Trump is good, and so on. You can watch below. Of special note is the emphasis on how bad Twitter is for one’s demeanor, and how it rewards anger.

Anger on Twitter? What??

Clips courtesy of MSNBC.

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