Mika’s Guest Ignores Anti-Trump Question, Issues Humbling Response Instead

Mika’s Guest Ignores Anti-Trump Question, Issues Humbling Response Instead Memorial Day is a time for all Americans to put away partisanship and reflect on the sacrifice of the brave men and women who have died wearing the uniform of the United States of America. That is, unless you are Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” On Monday, Brzezinski diverted attention from the solemn purpose of Memorial Day and instead attempted to bait her guests into attacking the commander-and-chief, President Donald Trump. The two guests, “Morning Joe” contributor Mike Barnicle and veterans activist Paul Rieckhoff, were by no-means Trump supporters, but, to their credit, appeared to recognize — and reject — Brzezinski’s tactics. Brzezinski asked about members of the military who “are being deployed by this president by, let’s say maybe perhaps, controversial means in terms of their deployments at the southern border for caravans that are coming in. It’s a convoluting time, is it not?” Barnicle completely ignored Brzezinski’s political bait and responded with great respect for the moment. Clearly trying to illicit a Trump-bashing response, she asked Rieckhoff how he feels regarding “the way the military, perhaps, is being used by this presidency.” Paul Riechoff Barnicle and Rieckhoff taught us all the right way to remember the importance of Memorial Day.