MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski used to be close to Donald Trump, but that isn’t the case anymore.
On Monday, the duo attacked Trump over his need to always double down on major statements and to always try and control the narrative.
Scarborough started by saying that it was extremely awkward that Trump didn’t shake German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hand during their Oval Office photo-op on Friday.
“I find it spectacularly clumsy, short-sighted, some might even say stupid to not shake the hand of your most important ally,” said Scarborough.
“Buffoon-like,” interjected Brzezinski.
“It was obviously rude,” added the Washington Post’s David Ignatius “You don’t diss a key ally the way he’s done now.”
“Why wouldn’t he shake her hand?” asked Brzezinski.
“To stick it to Germany,” offered Ignatius.
“I don’t think he thinks that hard,” Mika shot back.
“Does he think his base really sits around all day thinking about Angela Merkel?” asked Scarborough in disbelief.
“I have a different hypothesis. I think he’s thinking about what he’s going to eat for dinner,” said Brzezinski dismissing Trump’s ability to even focus on Merkel. “I don’t think he’s even there, honestly, I think he has ADD or something and he’s not even there, he’s out of it.”
See the full segment below: