I imagine it’s not easy being greasy, staunch, liberals and getting along on a daily basis with your other greasy, staunch, liberal co-workers. And it seems that “Morning Joe” Co-hosts, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, do not really get along. Maybe it’s fleeting?
“Most of the time it is uncomfortable,” Joe went on. “But you know, that’s another thing I found out in relationships that did not work me for. I don’t know about you, but for me, the mistake always was I am very driven at work. But I go home and I don’t wanna fight. I’m passive aggressive. I’m like ‘whatever you wanna do, whatever you wanna do, whatever you wanna do’ and that’s really what I think hurt me in one relationship after another.”
“Differences grow over a decade and things ultimately blow up. With Mika and me, we both learned. You have to. If there’s a problem, you put it on the table immediately. If it gets ugly it gets ugly. You go there and you fight through it.”
In the history of dramatic “Morning Joe” bullsh*t, nothing was funnier than the day Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski arrived to the set for a half hour of reaction to President Trump‘s tweet about Mika’s bloody chin.
One of the show’s regulars, Donny Deutsch, showed up in dark sunglasses. He’d had some work done, but was all cagey about it. He reminded me of Richard Gere in Unfaithful. You know, the scene where he shows up to his wife’s lover’s outrageously cool Soho loft. At first he’s fairly nice under the awkward circumstances. The men drink vodka. But suddenly Gere totally loses his fucking mind and cracks a snow globe over the better looking guy’s head, killing him instantaneously.
This was Donny.
He ripped Trump to shreds, but in the process revealed his own brand of crazy. He looked like Gere before the murder. He looked like he was going to cry, throw up, pop a blood vessel or stroke out on the set of “Morning Joe.” All because of a couple of idiotic tweets from the President.
“First of all, he picked the wrong schoolyard to come into, I have to tell you this,” Donny said in the pre-game show hosted by Mika and Joe’s TV son Willie Geist. “I’m not an employee of NBC so I have to go thug here. She’s a great mom. And he’s a vulgar pig. …He’s physically disgusting to look at. That’s what I find ironic. …Beyond the fact that he’s obviously not well — obvious misgynism, the obvious vulgarity, the obvious stupidity– he’s disgusting to look at. Enough is enough with this disgusting vulgar man. To talk about women that way? You physically look like you do? …You’re a pig. You are a bully and you are doing disgusting things to this country. …Maybe it’s time that we all stop tippy-toeing.”
He added, “I’m sorry, I probably won’t be on the show again.”
While he showed the audience he was something of a lunatic, he showed Joe and Mika he had their backs. This, despite years of being treated like the “Morning Joe” family’s crazy uncle who occasionally makes you wince and is always just a tad inappropriate.
This week Joe threw him a bone and went on Donny’s SiriusXM “Dialing Donny” radio show.
Joe spilled about his relationship with Mika, who is now openly his fiancé. In Olivia Nuzzi‘s recent New York Mag cover story, Mika heavily suggests that the couple hooked up before they divorced their respective spouses.