MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski appeared to be goading their old friend -- and most famous viewer -- President Donald Trump into ignoring his lawyers' advice in the special counsel probe.
At the end of a segment recapping this week's developments in the Russia investigation, the "Morning Joe" hosts promoted an upcoming "Headliners" profile on special counsel Robert Mueller that airs Sunday at 9 p.m. EST.
That's when the co-hosts jabbed Trump over his attorneys' evident worry about the president sitting down to talk with Mueller and his investigators, and they appeared to be talking directly to one particular viewer.
"What's interesting about Mueller as we look at this guy, if I were Donald Trump I would be so angry at my attorneys for thinking that Bob Mueller is that much smarter than the president of the United States just because he went to St. Paul and just because he was a Princeton man," Scarborough said. "For Donald Trump's lawyers to think that he's too stupid to sit across the table from Bob Mueller is truly insulting to the commander-in-chief who went to Fordham, and then I think he ended up at Penn."
Brzezinski joined in with another jab.
"He talks about Wharton a lot," she deadpanned.
"Yeah, I think he ended up there," Scarborough agreed. "So I just -- I don't -- Mika, I think it's insulting. I would not have people around know told me that I was too stupid to go toe to toe with the St. Paul's man, with a Princeton man."
That's when Brzezinski twisted the knife.
"They're afraid he's going to tip his little lands," she said.
"They think he's too dumb," Scarborough said. "It makes me very sad."