Tongue Bath: Biden Calls into MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’, Serenaded by Joe & Mika

July 8th, 2024 2:06 PM

With Joe Biden’s presidency in peril over the left finally admitting publicly he has little grasp of his basic faculties and more voices demanding he withdraw from the 2024 race, Biden went to his happy places on Monday with a surprise call to MSNBC’s Morning Joe, his favorite news show and helmed by two of his top liberal media lemmings, co-hosts Joe Scarborough and wife Mika Brzezinski.

Biden surfaced in a block originally scheduled to feature Vice President Kamala Harris, which Brzezinski had no problem with in giddily announcing:

All right, Now for something a little different. And from inside the White House, we have a special guest. Joining us now, the 46th President of the United States and presumptive Democratic nominee, Joe Biden, calling in to Morning Joe right now. 

Biden immediately got snippy: “Hey, Mika. I'm more than the presumptive, I'm going to be the Democratic nominee.”

The supposed conservative in Scarborough had the first softball question, which he falsely claimed there was an open Democratic primary (when it was in name only).

This allowed Biden to go off on a tangent about Donald Trump riding in a golfcart, referred to himself in the third person, cited supporters in the past tense (as if he’s left the race), and even admitted “the press is with me”:

Scarborough followed up with more lunacy, arguing Sunday “was quite a contrast, that the people that were supporting you yesterday compared to, say, a lot of the Washington insiders and Hollywood moguls and...very powerful people that want you out”.

He then gave Biden a second chance to answer a question he flubbed during his ABC interview with George Stephanopoulos. In other words, it was a chance to argue America, democracy, and the world would cease to exist in peace if Trump won.

This time, Biden argued losing is “not an option” and angrily sounded like he did throughout the interview, which was reading heavily from notes. 

A man with nearly 60 years in Washington who represented the credit card company state also and hilariously asserted he doesn’t “care what the millionaires think” and bragged “[y]ou don't see a whole lot of CEOs flocking to Trump”.



Brzezinski only gingerly asked about the disastrous debate: “How — how can you assure the American people that you won't have another night like the one you did in Atlanta?”

Biden again became extremely defensive and used his all-but-certain crutch of notes as he angrily shouted about having “created over 15 million jobs, 21 million ensured with ACA, beat big pharma, relieved student debt for five million people, first black woman on the court” and takes “a neurological test everyday” by being president.

Brzezinski’s follow-up was similar to how ABC’s George Stephanopoulos acted on Friday in showing concern:

[I]f anybody in my family had a night like that. Like, if Joe — if my Joe had a night like that or my kids or anybody, I’d — I’d probably want to do some sort of workup, medical workup, and make sure he's okay. Have you been tested for any age-related illnesses, pre-Parkinson's or anything like that, that might explain sort of having a night like that where you couldn't finish sentences?

Biden meandered his way through another lengthy answer that made little sense.



Brzezinski then listed some of those who’ve called for him to get out of the race, ranging from liberal news outlets (like The New York Times editorial board) to elected Democrats (New York’s Jerry Nadler) and liberal influences like David Axelrod.

Biden continued with his angry, defense elderly bit popping off about NATO, Gaza, and the 2022 midterms. When he started to speak in gibberish, he was rescued (click “expand”):

BIDEN: My plan of attack is to go out —

BRZEZINSKI: These are pretty big names.

BIDEN: — and keep doing — they’re big names, but I don't care what those big names think. They were wrong in 2020. They’re wrong in 2022 about the red wave. They’re wrong in 2024. And go with me — come out with me and watch — watch people react! You make a judgment. You make a judgment.


BIDEN: And by the way, I’m going to be — have all of these foreign leaders! I've been in contact with the new British Prime Minister, with the — anyway — look, the country — the rest of the world is looking — our allies are looking for U.S. Leadership. Who else do you think could step in and do this? I expanded NATO. I solidified nato. Ask your brother about it in Poland. I made sure that we were in a position where we have a coalition of people — of the nations around the world to deal with China, with Russia, with everything that's going on in the world. We're making real progress. The Biden plan, which got — in Israel, for — for — for the Gaza Strip is something that was adopted by the U.N. Security Council. Whether it comes to fruition, it’s awful close, we'll see. He — seven — bubrarah —



BIDEN: — but, look, I — I'm not going to explain anymore about what I should or shouldn't do. I am running. I am running. 


BIDEN: And if you want to stop me, come see —

SCARBOROUGH: I wanted to ask you, it's so interesting, you talked about how, you know, you were supposed to lose in 2020. You won. There was supposed to be a huge wave in 2022. There wasn't. In 2023, Republicans were supposed to win, they didn't. 

Scarborough had what ended up being the last question and it was, of course, another softball citing leftist romps in France and the United Kingdom as proof that could come to fruition in the U.S.

Still angry and claiming he and Democrats have been douted in every election from 2020 on, Biden comically added he’s grown “so frustrated by the elites — now, I’m not talking about you guys — but the elites in the party who — oh, they know so much more, but none of these guys don’t think I should run.”

Biden went from talking about the French elections to Trump to the Supreme Court to Project 2025 to tax cuts to claiming Trump gives jobs to illegals to even admitting he’s reading from notes. Biden eventually wrapped by saying Trump “makes George Wallace look like a patriot” (click “expand”):

BIDEN: [O]n Europe, the polls were wrong in France. There's also — right — there’s right wave or tide here in America either. By the way, in case you're wondering whether there is one, have you ever seen Trump run away so fast from what he's for? You know, he's going to do it anyway, but I mean, he's such a liar. This guy — it’s all — everybody knows what they're planning to do. And now, he’s saying, no, no, no. This guy is going to rip away at a women's right to choose in a permanent way. This guy is going to make sure that he exacts revenge. This guy is going to destroy democracy. This guy is going to give a blank check to the Supreme Court and use his past — the — the 2025 agenda, you know, extreme dan — this guy is extremely dangerous. He doesn't speak up for — now — what he’s really is for. He’s — all of a sudden, he's realizing, oh, my god, nobody is for what I'm for. At any rate — look — and again, think of the things he lied about. He talked about he gave his — the largest tax cut in history. Yeah, he gave the largest tax cut in history to millionaires and billionaires. He said that he’s going to — 10 percent annual universal tax proposal is not going to drive prices higher. Every major economist in the world is going to say it's going to drive up $2,500 per person. Only jobs he’s created for illegal immigrants and bounce back from jobs and bounce back from Covid. Give me a break. That's what he said at the convention — excuse me — at the debate. And he — I mean, everything he said — he said — you know — he largely fixed Covid. Are you kidding me? And what happened? Nobody said anything. Nobody said anything except me and the folks out there in the local — [SHUFFLES PAPERS] — uh — you know, race. You know, he said, I did nothing to stop Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In fact, I encourage Russia from — going — I — I encourage — I think he encouraged Russia going in.  I mean, we're reading from a list of lies. First of all, he was — made-up quotes, suckers and losers. I was with him. He — called the Americans in the cemeteries in World War I suckers and losers. And so, this guy’s going to have to start answering for what he’s did. I'm not letting up, Joe. I am not letting up a little bit.


BIDEN: By the way, France registered — you know — I — look, you talk about Europe. France rejected extremism. Democrats will reject it here as well. Trump — and — this is a — this is a guy who is an extreme candidate. I can't think of a candidate in my lifetime that's been more extreme. He makes —


BIDEN: — George Wallace look like a patriot.

With the 20-minute mark approaching, the Biden stooges made sure to wrap with Brzezinski pleading with Biden to “make this a thing”, which was an interesting take since the three supposedly talk off-camera on the regular.

To see the relevant MSNBC transcript from June 8, click here.