NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, August 26, 2016, 11:13 AM
Something seemed to snap within “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski Friday morning.
After showing a clip of Donald Trump repeatedly calling Hillary Clinton a “bigot,” the left-leaning morning show host went off on the Republican nominee.
“I just have to say it. Donald Trump, you have no idea what your words mean. You have no idea,” she said Friday morning, looking equal parts furious, distraught and exasperated.
“Morning Joe” host Mika Brzezinski leaned into Donald Trump on Friday, saying, “You have no idea. You have no idea what your words mean.”
Brezinski wasn’t done.
“You have no idea what your words mean,” she went on. “I can’t pretend and try to cover this fairly and put it in the veil of objectivity. This is wrong. You have no idea what your words mean and what you’re doing to this country.”
Many in the media have struggled with how to cover Trump, with the normal “balls and strikes” umpire mentality gradually giving way to a rougher treatment of the nominee as he crosses repeated invisible lines of what used to be considered unacceptable political behavior.
“Morning Joe” itself once used to have a chummy relationship with the candidate, routinely having him on as a call-in guest, but as the campaign has worn on the show’s hosts — including Joe Scarborough, a Republican former congressman who was early on viewed as a Trump ally — have turned hard on the GOP nominee.
Donald Trump, once a ‘Morning Joe’ guest favorite, is now wearing thin on the show’s hosts.
The comments come following a heated back-and-forth between Trump and Hillary Clinton. She delivered a speech decrying his “racist lies” Thursday, while he accused her of smearing him and his supporters and called her policies “bigoted.”