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Morning Joe's take on Trump's bizarre Cabinet meeting: 'Sick,' 'un-American,' and 'autocratic'

The first word that came to Morning Joe co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough's minds after watching a tape of President Trump's Cabinet meeting Monday? "Sick."

"That was the most sick, shameful, pathetic, un-American, autocratic display," Scarborough said, referring to the bizarre moment in the administration's first Cabinet meeting in which Trump's staff took turns saying nice things about the president. "I will tell you if I were ever in a meeting and people did that to me, I would say shut up, and I would fire you."

Brzezinski seemed similarly stuck on the word "sick" to describe the meeting, in which Vice President Mike Pence called serving Trump "the greatest privilege in my life" and White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus thanked Trump for "the opportunity and the blessing that you've given us to serve your agenda." "That was sick in so many ways," Brzezinski said. "Sick in the head."

Catch Morning Joe's full critique of Trump's Cabinet meeting — and watch the crew mock it by paying their own cloying compliments to Brzezinski and Scarborough — below. Becca Stanek