“Morning Joe” host Mike Brzezinski has made it known that her friends are “embarrassed” to be from America.
One could argue this says more about her friends than it says about America.
As reported by FoxNews
Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski said her jet-setting friends are embarrassed to be Americans while discussing if there was any reason for optimism in the Trump era on Monday.
“I had some friends that went to Paris over the holiday… and they said they were just viscerally embarrassed to be American,” Brzezinski said.
The MSNBC star’s co-host and fiancé, Joe Scarborough, perhaps realizing she wasn’t speaking to the average American, tried to intervene with a joke, asking, and “Paris, Texas right?”
“Paris, France,” she responded. “They said it was the first time that it was sort of chilling.”
Brzezinski said her friends “didn’t even want to share” that they were on vacation from the United States.
“Maybe Mika’s friends should stay in Paris if they’re too embarrassed to admit that they are American,” she wrote. “We might be better off.”
Last month, Brzezinski upset women who accused Mark Halperin of sexual harassment when she reported that she had tried to arrange a meeting so the now-disgraced political analyst could apologize.
Brzezinski said Halperin, who was fired from MSNBC after being accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women, was “more than willing to meet with his accusers and apologize with them face-to-face.”
The MSNBC star said she “actually tried to offer him to them” but the women “don’t want to talk to him.”
Ten of Halperin’s accusers, including Emily Miller, Katie Glenn, Dianna May, Ella Spektor McManus and Lara Setrakian, sent a letter to MSNBC following Brzezinski’s comments. The letter, signed by “Ten victims of Mark Halperin,” was posted on Facebook and states that Brzezinski was “inappropriate” for suggesting such a meeting and that she has a conflict of interest because of her “personal friendship” with Halperin.