Republicans are finally starting to push back against President Donald Trump, and MSNBC's Mika Brzezinksi said they must teach him fundamental lessons in "common sense" he apparently failed to learn as a child.
Three GOP senators voted against the Affordable Care Act repeal despite the president's support, and other Republican lawmakers have spoken out against his raunch political speech at a Boy Scout event and his public call for police to use violence against suspects.
"Everybody pushing back (is) literally having to raise this president, I guess, in a way his mother never did, saying, 'No, that's not how you talk to law enforcement and that's not how we treat human beings,'" Brezinski said. "'No, Mr. President, that's not how you talk to Boy Scouts, that's not how we raise them. No, Mr. President, we don't take people's health care away. No, Mr. President, Sen. (John) McCain will vote no against you. Everybody's saying no. He has been humiliated step after step after step in every failure because of basic common sense in terms of how to speak, mostly on Twitter."
The "Morning Joe" co-host said all of Trump's failures have been self-inflicted and avoidable, but she doesn't see much chance of improvement.
"Mothers try their best, but it seems the lack of discipline -- he's 70 years old and it's very hard to understand the strategy here," Brzezinski said. "Then a lot of people call it behavior, but it is impacting our place in the world."