Joe Scarborough might have just hit his breaking point. On Wednesday's Morning Joe, the host insisted on calling out the Trump administration's "lies," at one point going so far as to characterize the White House's denial of colluding with Fox News on the Seth Rich story as "a steaming pile of poo."
Co-host Mika Brzezinski began the conversation by bringing up a report that President Trump dictated Donald Trump Jr.'s misleading statement about a June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer. "The president said he was not involved in drafting a letter defending his son," said Brzezinski. "That is not true."
"Also known as, well, that's a lie," Scarborough said.
"The president said he got a congratulatory call from the Boy Scouts — " Brzezinski went on, ignoring him.
"Yeah, that didn't happen either," Scarborough interjected.
"I'm not sure we can make fun of it," Brzezinski told Scarborough, who is also her fiancé. "It's terrible. What would we say to our children about this?"
"I would say, 'I'm going to send you to your room and going to spank you,'" Scarborough said. Brzezinski answered that "some parents don't believe spanking does it," sparking Scarborough to dive into a story about how his father would hit him for talking back. Watch the bizarre exchange below. Jeva Lange