It seems the hosts of Morning Joe are not happy with the end of Amazon's planned New York headquarters, and they're taking Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) to task.
Host Joe Scarborough in a segment Friday lamented the death of the project and blamed people who "don't even understand basic economics," per Mediaite. Scarborough later said he found it "remarkable" to see Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) "cheering ... the loss of 25,000 high-paying jobs." He pointed to infrastructure improvements and said that the deal would have made New Yorkers' commutes easier.
Guest Donny Deutsch went even further, calling Ocasio-Cortez "extremely dangerous at this point." She "does not know what she is talking about," he said, arguing that the "new fresh progressive faces" like her are going to "hand the presidency back to Donald Trump."
The panel's other guest, Republican strategist Susan Del Percio, agreed, saying Ocasio-Cortez has demonstrated "how little she understands" about economics and unemployment, also arguing she doesn't care about the people she represents because "those people would be getting jobs as well."
Co-host Mika Brzezinski capped things off by complaining about young representatives who "don't have the experience," urging Ocasio-Cortez to "follow some of the more successful, more mature" members of Congress. "I watch [Ocasio-Cortez] with a lot of hope, but I'm also cringing," she said.