(CBrief) – MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski lost her mind on live television on Monday when she role-played an awkward segment asking Republicans about former President Donald Trump’s comments about the U.S. Constitution.
Trump released a statement over the weekend on his platform Truth Social, where he responded to newly released information exposing Twitter’s effort to censor the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story shortly before the 2020 election. Brzezinski brought this up during the segment and began role-playing Republican lawmakers and Trump.
Brzezinski offered her version of what Republican lawmakers should have said to Trump: “To terminate the Constitution is to terminate America. Donald Trump is wrong, and I can no longer support him at all as a presidential candidate, as an American citizen. You can’t be an American citizen and want to terminate the Constitution.”
She went on to condescendingly tell those Republicans, “You can do it. Write it down. It’s easy, and it’s important.”
Brzezinski and co-host John Heilemann then role-played reporter and GOP official as they mocked a Republican response to something Trump said.
“Do we want to go back to Charlottesville? I’m sorry, you only have a short-term memory. Do we want to go back to Jan. 6. Do we really want to go back to that? Your guy is talking about terminating the constitution. Can you denounce it? They can’t?” asked Brzezinski.
“He’s a private citizen, and he says a lot of things,” replied Heilemann.
“Really?” asked Brzezinski. “Can you support him as a presidential candidate?”
“He’s not going to be a presidential candidate, Mika,” said Heilemann, who added, “When the voters speak, I’ll make that determination later.”
“And so what does that make people who cannot say to terminate the Constitution is to
terminate America, and we cannot support a … fascist?” asked Brzezinski.
“Mika, you and your left-wing agenda as you attack me,” said Heilemann.
“Really? Left-wing?” said Brzezinski. “I’m just for American democracy. I’m for our Constitution. That’s what we’re arguing here.”