On Monday, the panel at “Morning Joe” completely slammed U.S. President Donald Trump for his failed meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel last week.
Trump’s meeting with Merkel drew criticism from all sides, especially because the president lashed out at a German reporter and claimed they were spreading “fake news” during the leaders’ joint press conference.
The “Morning Joe” panel did not pull any punches, as co-host Joe Scarborough described the meeting as “spectacularly clumsy, short-sighted, some might even say stupid.”
Echoing Scarborough’s view, co-host Mika Brzezinski also said that Trump’s performance during the press conference was “buffoon-like” — namely when he refused to shake Merkel’s hand.
David Ignatius, columnist for the Washington Post, also agreed with the “Morning Joe” hosts that Trump didn’t handle his meeting with the German Chancellor well, saying, “it was obviously rude. You don’t dis a key ally the way he’s done now.”
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