MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski sounded the alarm over President Donald Trump’s fawning praise for North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un — and warned the United States was headed toward a dark place.
The “Morning Joe” co-host said the president’s praise for authoritarian leaders like Kim and Russian president Vladimir Putin was worrisome — particularly after Trump had forced the Republican Party to bow before him.
“It is a grave situation,” Brzezinski said. “Yeah, I know it’s not 1968, but we’re on the edge of something. Because when you have almost complete compliance in his party, and you have someone who speaks the way you just heard, you have a country that is on the edge of something extremely serious, and is slowly slipping away from its core.”
Trump boasted to Fox News of his friendly relationship with Putin, while excusing his aggression against former Soviet territories, and attacked his predecessor Barack Obama as feckless ad weak.
“I will tell you that it sickens me to hear him speak that way, to be so flip, to be so pompous, to be so arrogant, to be so stupid about history — so short-sighted and also so unbelievably confident in nothing,” Brzezinski said. “He has no clue what he’s doing, and our prayers will rest on the people around him.”
“But I think we better get with the program,” she added. “No one can do anything under him, that is effective. I’m concerned for Mike Pompeo and I’m concerned for Gen. (Jim) Mattis, and I’m concerned for the members of Congress who have the opportunity to right this ship and are not taking it. I feel like we’re on the edge of a huge crisis.”