MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough offered a scatological analogy for the White House defense of President Donald Trump’s nonsensical “covfefe” tweet.
He made the comparison off-camera, but co-host Mika Brzezinski prodded him to share his simile with viewers.
“It’s like kids mess in their pants and then say, ‘I meant to do that,'” Brzezinski said, laughing.
Scarborough joined in at that point.
“Yes, it would be like somebody pooping their pants and people looking at it saying, ‘That’s modern art, don’t you understand?'” he said. “‘I am making a statement against Russian aggression in Crimea, and so this is my statement, and if you don’t get it something’s wrong with you and not me.'”
The other panelists laughed, and Scarborough kept going.
“I’m going to make another statement and I’m going to sit down in my pants, and it will then be modern art and I will hang it on your wall,” Scarborough said. “That’s what covfefe, if anybody wants to know, that small group knows what covfefe is — poopy pants.”
Scarborough mocked Sean Spicer, who attempted to justify the president’s made-up word during an off-camera White House press briefing.
“(Trump) does a verbal version of that every day, but it’s not just him,” he added. “Unfortunately now Donald Trump has people doing that rhetorically in their pants every day.”
‘This American dream’: Pain overwhelms family of drowned migrants
"They had this American dream," sobbed Rosa Ramirez after images of her drowned son and granddaughter, discovered face-down on the banks of the Rio Grande between Mexico and the United States, shocked the world on Wednesday.
The poignant pictures of Oscar Alberto Martinez and his toddler daughter Valeria -- not yet two years old -- has sparked outrage back home in El Salvador, where around 200 migrants like them leave for the United States daily, preparing to take similar risks.
"The pain has been immense. I still can't believe that my boy and my little granddaughter are dead, they only wanted to get to the United States.... they had this American dream -- to achieve a better life," Oscar's mother told AFP.
Venezuela government says thwarted attempted ‘coup’
Venezuela's socialist government said Wednesday it had derailed an attempted coup, claiming the United States, Colombia and Chile colluded in a military plot to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro and install a general and former defense minister in his place.
Communications Minister Jorge Rodriguez said the plan involved active and retired army officers and was to have been executed between Sunday and Monday this past weekend.
"We were in all the meetings to plan the coup d'Etat. We were in all the conferences," Rodriguez said, suggesting that government informers had infiltrated the alleged plotters during planning meetings.
Democrats believe Mueller testimony could be tipping point for impeachment: CNN
On Wednesday, CNN congressional correspondent Manu Raju reported that some House Democrats view special counsel Robert Mueller's upcoming public testimony to the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees in July as a potential tipping point that could sway both Democratic leaders and the American people in favor of opening an impeachment probe.
"Democrats who support opening up an impeachment inquiry believe this could bolster the calls to open up formal proceedings, perhaps shift public opinion, perhaps encourage the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to move off of her opposition to opening up an impeachment probe because of what Bob Mueller will say," said Raju.