Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough and Mike Barnicle discuss the ongoing controversy in Syria and the growing ramifications of the hands-off stance the United States has taken.“Through our inaction we have walked and talked ourselves globally into a situation in Syria that is now the fuse of Syria [and] entwines nearly all of Europe… and a huge part of the civilized world,” says Barnicle, who goes so far as to say that the way in which the United States has handled the instabilities were, in retrospect, “a huge, huge mistake. A huge error.” Watch the conversation here. Only on MSNBC.
With just more than 10 weeks until the general election, Morning Joe veteran columnist Mike Barnicle converses with NBC News Correspondent Jacob Soboroff about his recent on-site work with voters in swing states. Barnicle asks: “I wonder, are Jacob and the guy on the bike are still friendly?” Hear their exchange here.
U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) joins Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle to discuss the continued investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s ongoing email scandal. As agencies continue to investigate the issue, Barnicle asks Chaffetz: “Off of what you’ve read, off of what you know, would you be inclined to pursue a perjury indictment against Secretary Clinton?” Hear Chaffetz’s response and the ensuing discussion here on MSNBC.
Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Mike Barnicle express their surprise that former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has suggested that citizens “google” Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s physical fitness as he and other surrogates for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump suggest Clinton is not healthy enough to run for president. “Rudy says you should google it,” says Brzezinski. Adds Barnicle: “Do 9/11 truth, Rudy, and find out what’s on the Internet.”
“We’re surrounded in this country by millions and millions of people who feel … that small pieces of their lives have been slowly stolen from them in plain sight over the past three decades while public officials from the President on down to governors and the senators have said or done nothing on their behalf,” says Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle describing supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. How do these fractures and losses figure in the upcoming election? Hear the rest of the conversation between Barnicle and Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski here.
With a growing interest centering on the controversy surrounding former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and his potential mishandling of emails, Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle zeroes in on the important difference between email set ups for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Sec. Powell. “The biggest distinction, the only distinction, the most important distinction is that General Powell, Secretary Powell, never had his own personal server. That’s the biggest difference.” Listen in here for the rest of the conversation on MSNBC.
The Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson joins veteran columnist Mike Barnicle on Morning Joe to discuss what Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump could do to boost his appeal with black voters, whose support is only in the single digits. Suggests Barnicle: Trump “could walk 65 blocks north of where he lives on 5th Avenue into the heart of Harlem, take off the jacket that he always wears, the hat he always wears, and spend the day walking around with actual human beings, African American human beings, and talking to them about their lives.” Hear Robinson’s response to that strategy here.
As talk focused on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his approach to sensitive issues and topics, MSNBC senior contributor Mike Barnicle asks: “In the larger question in terms of this candidate caring about things, does he care about the Republican Party?” Listen in on discussion only on MSNBC.
Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle and Joe Scarborough discuss Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s first ad of the general election. It only “increases the level of awareness of the tragedy that is this year’s national election — presidential election,” says Barnicle. “A lot of people — a lot of Republicans — view this election as a referendum on the future of the Republican Party.” Barnicle goes as far as to describe the imminent election as a “pending, looming disaster.” Hear the rest of the conversation here.
The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward joins Morning Joe and talks with host Mika Brzezinski and panelist Mike Barnicle about the media’s responsibility in reporting on the presidential campaign, specifically on the irresponsible statements made by Republican nominee Donald Trump. “He says one outrageous thing after another, nearly every single day,” says Barnicle. “Are we playing it too loosely by branding it as just another campaign statement? Or should we be looking more and more at who this man really is on the stage, on the campaign stage, as he just disassembles language in front of us?” Hear Woodward’s answer here and the rest of the conversation about truth v. fiction when it comes to presidential rhetoric.
Morning Joe’s veteran columnist and panelist Mike Barnicle talks with Ret. Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency and the CIA, about the intelligence briefing that both candidates for president have already or will receive soon. Asks Barnicle: “Is there any level of discomfort within you — having led the NSA, having led the CIA, and having sat there with the President of the United States who looks at the full presidential daily briefing — knowing Donald Trump will receive a partial intelligence briefing?” Hear what Gen. Hayden is most concerned about and the “very severe” political penalties that could result. Only on MSNBC.
The Morning Joe panel and Rick Tyler, former communications director for Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, discuss Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s ongoing divisive rhetoric, the weight of his words and who will “babysit” him through the rest of his campaign and into the presidency, should he win in November. Veteran columnist Mike Barnicle says: “For some people there was a very worrisome nugget in an NBC poll that 72 percent of registered Republicans still don’t believe (President) Barack Obama is a citizen of the United States.” And he asks of Tyler: “Does that trouble you at all in terms of the storyline of the legitimacy of this president and the legitimacy of past presidencies? That’s where Trump is going when he says it is a rigged election.” Hear Tyler’s answer and the rest of the conversation here.
Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle and Willie Geist discuss the ongoing scandal surrounding Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s leaked emails with a spotlight on the question: Did donors to the Clinton Foundation influence U.S. policy through the State Department when Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State? The answer so far: No. Hear more of the conversation here and Barnicle’s view that the campaign for Republican presidential challenger Donald Trump has missed a critical opportunity because “the Trump campaign couldn’t get off a dime to go after it. They’re so incompetent.”
On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, veteran columnist Mike Barnicle speaks with Jon Meacham, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and executive editor at Random House, about Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s potential impact on the future of the GOP. Asks Barnicle: “Has there ever been anything close to this in history?” Hear Meacham’s response here on MSNBC.
Veteran columnist Mike Barnicle and the Morning Joe panel discuss the power and impact of both the words of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and the influence of the media in his campaign. “Do we legitimize Donald Trump’s performances, and they are performances, by trying to be objective … by bending over backward for it?”
“Donald Trump’s candidacy… is now toxic to democracy,” says Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle in reference to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s controversial suggestion of halting his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton by way of 2nd Amendment. Hear the rest of the conversation here.
Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough and Mike Barnicle discuss Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s ongoing attacks on the current leadership in Washington. “His track has always been the outside or against Washington,” says Barnicle. “He’s basically saying they gave you Iraq, they gave you the Middle East that we have today.” See the rest of the conversation on Morning Joe.
As the presidential election draws closer, the fracture within the Republican Party appears to be widening with U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell (R-VA) officially announcing plans to vote for the Libertarian Party’s presidential ticket and resigning from his local Virginia GOP as a result of the perceived danger posed by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. Veteran columnist and Morning Joe contributor Mike Barnicle asks Rigell: “Why would (Trump) be dangerous?” Hear Rigell’s response here on MSNBC.
Following a recent poll showing that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump trails his Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton by 13 points, RealClearPolitics’ senior elections analyst Sean Trende and veteran columnist Mike Barnicle discuss the potential of a Trump comeback as candidates have done in elections past. “In 1988, the big difference there is something that doesn’t exist today: The Bush campaign had extraordinary discipline,” explains Barnicle. Hear the rest of the conversation here.
On Morning Joe, veteran columnist Mike Barnicle talks with journalist Frank Bruni about his recent column for The New York Times: “Hillary’s Summer of Love” that suggests that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump “is the best thing that ever happened to Hillary Clinton. He’s definitely the strangest. With his fits of pique, spasms of ignorance and flashes of demagogy, he has turned the G.O.P.’s favorite bogeywoman into its summer crush. I haven’t seen a love story this unlikely since “Harold and Maude,” writes Bruni. But when speaking of Trump, Barnicle says: “He has a base of voters that aren’t … going to go anywhere but with him and for him and by creating this sense… that the election is rigged he is setting up another illegitimate presidency.” Listen in on the conversation here on MSNBC.