MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski praised President Donald Trump Tuesday for his tone during a White House press conference regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
Brzezinski followed up her husband and co-host Joe Scarborough’s call to help Trump succeed by saying the President’s serious tone the day before “made it easier to parent teens” when it comes to battling the coronavirus.
“[W]hat you saw yesterday was the president getting better when it came to matching his tone and his own kind of gut response to questions that he was getting to the reality of the situation,” Brzezinski told Scarborough. “And whether or not you have a jaundiced eye, you noticed that, and you sat up and took note. I mean, the President of the United States made it easier to parent teens yesterday. Because if you don’t have groups of 10 or more, and the President is saying you can’t do that, it’s much easier to communicate that to the young population. He did a lot to get people to take it seriously yesterday. I mean, I’ve seen where we are right now, and where we go during the day or communities that might be more pro-Trump, that might think this is hoaxy. Nope, everyone is in. Everyone, immediately, you could feel a difference after the news conference yesterday.”
She continued, “So I don’t know if the jaundiced eye on both sides applies to right now because people are really scared. They’re seeing the signs. They’re seeing the maps. They’re seeing this spread across the world. And what they want to see from Washington is a mass mobilization, a war footing. And the President’s beginning to show that.”
Brzezinski added she hopes Trump takes his Twitter behavior “down a notch.”
“I’m really hoping he takes it down a notch on anything that’s sort of vintage Trump, going after people, fighting the fight,” she stated. “At this point, it is uniform what we need — uniform mobilization.”