MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski gave scathing reviews of President Donald Trump’s performance in an interview with CBS’ “60 Minutes.”
The president insisted he was “not a baby” during the wide-ranging interview with correspondent Leslie Stahl, but the “Morning Joe” hosts disagreed.
“Seems like a baby — big baby,” Brzezinski said. “Really, really ill-equipped and unfit to lead this country.”
Scaborough said the interview reminded him of the fable, “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” and analyst John Heilemann agreed.
“Like a naked baby, a clothes-free baby,” Heilemann said. “That’s how babies are, they generally don’t have much in the way of clothing.”
Scarborough asked how prepared the president seemed to be, after nearly 20 months on the job.
“Let’s not grade him on a scale, we’re just going to do this straight up,” Scarborough said. “They are not going to score it like they do at Harvard, where everybody gets an A. This is University of Alabama graduation — you don’t do well, you are back at Piggly Wiggly.”
Heilemann gave the president a passing grade — but just barely.
“I thought on the question of how well he seemed to understand the world in its of its dimensions and complexity, I would grade him in the D range,” Heilemann said.