On this Memorial Day, Mike Barnicle’s latest column for The Daily Beast suggests cutting through the toxicity clogging our collective culture to remember those who died giving back to our country, including his own uncle – the one he never knew – Lt. Gerald J. Barnicle: “Killed in action… Battle of Midway… Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.” Barnicle writes: “When you look away from the daily dump of false promises, fake empathy and foolish rhetoric of Trump and Clinton, when you put your phone down and stop staring at the screen, when you pause—actually take the time—to stop, think and remember who we are, still, and have been, always, you cannot help feel a slight sense of optimism as well as an obligation to those who flew off over the Pacific, landed on Okinawa or Omaha Beach, walked out of the Chosin Reservoir, hunkered down at Khe Sanh and Hue City, went door to door in Fallujah or encountered life and death in Helmand Province. We remain the greatest beacon of hope and freedom of expression the world has ever known.”
On Morning Joe, the panel spoke with national political reporter Robert Costa of The Washington Post about his experience covering the campaign of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Asks veteran columnist and MSNBC contributor Mike Barnicle: “Does anybody have a stronghold on Donald Trump enough to say ‘you’re wrong,’ ‘don’t say this.’? Does anybody have that kind of influence on him? Hear Costa’s opinion on who — if anyone — has Trump’s ear and can or does influence his decisions. Only on MSNBC.
MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle continues the conversation on the email debacle that plagues Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton with the Morning Joe panel and NBC News’ veteran chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell discussing the Inspector General’s report on the situation. Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle weighs in: “One of the more damming components of the report is when he declares in the report that Secretary Clinton declined the opportunity in a request to be interviewed — when (Secretaries of State) Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell and John Kerry were interviewed.” Hear more here about the ramifications of Clinton’s actions – and inactions – here.
TIME magazine’s Washington bureau chief Michael Scherer stops by Morning Joe to talk about Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders and his campaign, which is showing continued, significant anger and vitriol against rival presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Asks veteran columnist and MSNBC contributor Mike Barnicle: “Do you get the sense… that he is really hurting Hillary Clinton’s campaign and intends to hurt her home going forward, right up to the convention?” Says Scherer: “That’s the most interesting question here.” Listen to Scherer’s answer and discussion of the race between Clinton and Sanders for the Democratic candidacy.
Which presidential candidate has a temperament most suited for the job? Asks Mike Barnicle on Morning Joe: “Do you want Donald Trump in your living room every day for the next four years?” Listen to what the panelists have to say, as they reach back in history to discuss presidential temperament v. intellect. Only on MSNBC.
Continuing the conversation about the presidential candidates, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mike Barnicle about talk about the lack of seriousness coming from Republican candidate Donald Trump and his camp. Asks Scarborough: “How much longer is this going to go on before somebody over there gets serious about the fact that this man is running for president of the United States and not the next CEO of WWE? Barnicle says fault lies with the media: “We have to do a better job at this.” Watch the ongoing discussion about the presidential candidates and the media’s handling of the coverage. Only on Morning Joe.
On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough and Mike Barnicle discuss Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s “honest” and “trustworthy” issue related to her personal email debacle. Barnicle says regardless of voters’ opinion on the gravity of the situation, it “adds to the weight of voter exhaustion when it comes to the Clintons and that’s a huge burden for her to carry.” Hear the rest of the conversation here on the integrity question that dogs both Clinton and her Republican rival, presidential candidate Donald Trump.
On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough and Mike Barnicle discuss a lead Sunday New York Times article about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s alleged unwanted advances toward women. Says Barnicle: It’s boorish behavior. You wouldn’t want it occurring to your daughter by a guy, but it’s Donald Trump, and when it comes to Donald Trump, it comes with the dinner. People expect it, know it, (and) they’re not surprised.” Hear the rest of the conversation here on what impact the article might have on Trump’s campaign for the presidency.
What does Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle have in common with Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump? Find out here on Morning Joe’s “What Have We Learned” segment.
Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle joined Detroit’s News Talk WJR 760 to discuss news that a federal appeals court on Monday ruled in favor of the NFL in the “Deflategate” case, reinstating New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s original four-game suspension imposed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “It’s ridiculous,” says Barnicle, a Boston native, adding that the entire case has been a tremendous waste of time and money. “It is embarrassing.” Listen to find out what may happen next.
On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, the New York Times’ Anand Giridharadas talks with Mike Barnicle about the likelihood of the Bernie Sanders-related fervor enduring beyond the results of the presidential election. “As a political and media culture, we have missed the fact that we are in the middle of a paycheck-to-paycheck shareholder economy, which generates great anxiety and voter volatility. Why have we missed that?,” asks Barnicle. Watch the conversation on the possible future for Senator Sanders’ ardent supporters here and read Giridharadas’s observations at http://nyti.ms/1VK62mN.
“What does your political antenna tell you about the possibility that Donald Trump arrives in Cleveland with 1100 delegate votes? What happens to him then?,” Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle asks Haley Barbour, former Governor of Mississippi and former Chairman of the Republican National Committee. Watch the discussion between Barnicle and Gov. Barbour on Republican candidate Donald Trump’s chances of securing enough delegates at the Republican National Convention for the nomination. Only on MSNBC.
Peter Wehner, Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, joins MSNBC’s Morning Joe and talks with Mike Barnicle about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s impact on his political party. “If Donald Trump were the nominee of your party for President of the United States, give me a description of the Republican party in January of next year,” asks Barnicle. Wehner begins his answer on the prospects of a Donald Trump nomination with one word—“catastrophe.” Watch the rest of the conversation.
“Is there any level of concern within the Bernie Sanders’ camp that if he continues his campaign against Hillary Clinton’s credibility or background it–in a funny way–diminishes Sanders himself?,” Mike Barnicle asks Bloomberg Politics’ Mark Halperin about the contest between Democratic candidates Senator Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. Watch the conversation between Barnicle and the Morning Joe panel on what Sanders’ priorities might be going forward now that his chances of the nomination are ever dimmer.
Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle weighs in on the hypothetical discussion of whether Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), if she had ran for president, would have done any better than Bernie Sanders against Hillary Clinton: “Bernie Sanders has believed what he believes for 50 years and this is the culmination of his professional and political life. He gets up there and exhibits a raw energy, mixed with anger and an understanding of issues. I don’t think [Elizabeth Warren] would have done better,” says Barnicle.
On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Mike Barnicle and the panel discuss the state of the race between Republican candidates Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz. “Given your role and constant contact with people from all over the world, government officials and leaders, what’s their read on Donald Trump as a potential President of the United States?,” Barnicle asks the Council on Foreign Relations’ Richard Haass about the global perspective on Trump. Watch the conversation between Barnicle and Haass.
Wrapping up the highlights from the New York primaries, Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle points that the new additions to the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign has honed his focus for the better. “One of the remarkable things, at least to me, watching (Trump) last night is that the new additions to his team have obviously made a huge impact on Donald Trump. He was succinct. It used to take him 15 minutes to say ‘hello’ when he walked out on the stage. (This time) he was succinct, to the point, and got off the stage.”
Following Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s speech at the 25th annual National Action Network convention, the Reverend Al Sharpton joins Morning Joe and talks with Mike Barnicle about the Clintons standing with African-American voters. “President Bill Clinton’s 1994 crime bill didn’t begin the age of mass incarceration, it began well before, but what do you want to see the next President of the United States do to implement things that were not in the bill,” asks Barnicle of Sharpton. Watch the exchange between Barnicle and Sharpton on undoing the damage that caused a surge in mass incarcerations of generations of African-Americans across the country.
“I think Kobe (Bryant) scored 60 points because he was furious that ESPN didn’t feature his game,” says Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle of the Los Angeles Lakers final game. On the heels of the end of the NBA’s regular season, watch the conversation about Bryant’s stellar career-closing game and the record-breaking Sacramento Warriors.
“Secretary of State John Kerry has given voice around the world to what America represents, but… when America disappears from part of the world stage it creates a vacuum, and nothing good comes into that vacuum. America is more than just fighting ISIS—it’s a force for good throughout the world. The American military is one of the most powerful voices for an effective America… and not just through fighting,” declares Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle, talking about the importance of the example set by American leadership. Watch the Morning Joe discussion, as well as comments and criticisms of President Barack Obama’s approach to foreign policy engagement.