“Morning Joe’s” Mika Brzezinski was rocked by pollster Frank Luntz after she called President Donald Trump “the great dictator” on MSNBC Wednesday.
“Why can’t people give him credit for what has happened?” Luntz asked. “Why can’t they give him credit for his speech that went — that people had a chance to see? If you were a Democrat, there was something there for you. If you’re a Republican, there’s something there for you, that it has specifics.”
“I think because he’s literally screwed everybody in that room over a few times too many,” Brzezinski replied. “He’s been vulgar. He’s been racist and accused one of the senators in that room of giving sexual favors for money. He’s insulted the wife of a Republican senator in that room in the worst way possible.”
Luntz tried to stay on message and asked,” What about the speech?” That’s when Mika lost it.
“Your job, what you do, Frank, is you read rooms. You tell me that that room is supposed to respond like this [starts clapping her hands] to the great dictator,” she asked.
“No, but they’re not supposed to sit on their hands,” Luntz shot back. “And I’m sorry but using a phrase ‘great dictator’ is not appropriate.”
“This is my challenge, which is, I am willing to speak truth to power. I’m willing to challenge him,” Luntz continued, “but I’m not willing to dismiss everything in him. That’s the problem.”
This isn’t the first time Mika has called Trump a dictator. Back in June 2017, she referred to his administration as a “developing dictatorship” and said she had closed her mind to him entirely.
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