Back in 2011, a Morning Joe promo featured Mike Barnicle sleeping on a park bench. So let’s cut Mike some slack: it’s possible he snoozed through the Clinton years. Otherwise, it would be impossible to understand Barnicle’s claim on today’s Morning Joe. Speaking of the Trump presidency, the erstwhile Boston Globe columnist said:
“This is the first White House in the history of this republic that is largely filled with grifters.”
Note: Barnicle’s risible claim came in the context of a discussion of the Trump administration’s consideration of pulling the security clearances of former Obama officials like John Brennan, who recently accused President Trump of “treasonous” behavior.
Note segundo: For your delectation, I tried to find and post the Morning Joe promo video featuring the somnolent Barnicle. But it has mysteriously disappeared across the internets. MSNBC was apparently embarrassed by scathing reviews such as this one, and managed to erase that little bit of history.