The hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” often criticize President Donald. J. Trump. Their opposition to him has become impassioned, and, at times, their coverage labeled “histrionic.” Monday was no exception, as co-host Mika Brzezinski claimed her friends were embarrassed to admit to being Americans while on vacation.
According to Brzezinski, when her friends were on a holiday trip to Paris, France, they did not want to own up to their country of origin. As The Daily Caller reports, she tied her friends’ embarrassment to the Trump presidency, “apparently unaware of how callous and out-of-touch her admission made her sound.”
Brzezinski claimed, “I had a friend that went to Paris over the holiday, and they said they were just viscerally embarrassed to be American. They said it was the first time that it was sort of chilling.”
“They didn’t even want to share where they were from,” she continued.
Co-host Joe Scarborough, who is also Brzezinski’s fiancé, interjected, wondering if the friends had gone to “Paris, Texas,” but Brzezinski corrected him, reinforcing the fact that she was talking about Paris, France.
Scarborough went on to talk about a journalist writing about “optimism in the age of Trump,” and listed off the improvements the world has seen recently, giving the president no credit.
On Twitter, user’s responded to Mika’s story negatively, with one accusing her friends of being “elitist” and another thought her friends might enjoy living in another country permanently. A third suggested simply that Brzezinski needs “better friends.”
A video clip and examples of the responses to the story on Twitter may be viewed below.
Mika(?), your friends who are “embarassed” to be Americans overseas must be the most elitist people on the planet! What egos! I have travelled outside the country and no one from any other country ever stopped to talk to me about anything, let alone foreign policy. Dipstick!
— Kirk Weber (@BacdocKw) January 8, 2018
Why don’t they give up their citizenship and take it up in another, more suitable country.
— JoAnne Leighton (@scjo3) January 8, 2018
She needs better friends.
— Patrick Parsons (@PatrickParsons9) January 8, 2018
I’d be embarrassed to go to Paris!!
— Troll Donald Trump (@TrollDonnyTrump) January 8, 2018
I’d be “viscerally embarrassed” to be identified of a friend of Mika (and/or Mourning Joe)
— SNARK-enfreude (@Fritzz2009) January 8, 2018
suppose that’s the best reason I’ve heard to have elected Hillary – so Mika’s friends won’t be embarrassed in Paris
— Rick Ashby (@raashby0312) January 8, 2018