On Morning Joe, the panel discusses Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s recent critiques about local and federal law enforcement agencies’ failure to thwart the latest New York bombing attack. Trump said law enforcement officials “know who a lot of these people are… [but] they’re afraid to do anything about it.” To which Morning Joe senior contributor Mike Barnicle responded: “If you consider the time factor here…[in] less than 24 hours… a combination of the New York Police Department, the FBI, and the New Jersey Police Departments had tracked down and apprehended the suspect of this bombing… No cop is afraid to do this.” Follow along to hear the rest of the conversation.
“We have reports that Mr. Rahami’s wife left the country a couple of days prior to this weekend’s bombings here in New York City. Do you know anything about that?” asks Morning Joe senior contributor Mike Barnicle of U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee. Tune in to hear Schiff’s response about the still developing case.
The Washington Post columnist and author David Ignatius joins senior contributor Mike Barnicle on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to discuss the violence in Syria and the failed cease-fire attempts. Barnicle asks: “How much sway do the Russians actually have over the Syrian government and President Assad.” Tune in to hear Ignatius’ response.
In the “What Have We Learned Today” segment of Morning Joe, host Mika Brzezinski literally “cut the mic” on regular contributors Donny Deutsch and Mike Barnicle after this exchange: “Mika, though I love [her], you are insensitive to the medical needs of between 40 percent and 60 percent of men over 70 in this country, and I was surprised by that.” Retorted Brzezinski: “Can I tell you, for my insensitivity, you’ve got big business on your side because you men get that covered by insurance. Okay? And you wouldn’t believe what’s not covered by insurance for us women.” To which Barnicle responded, “What is that?” Hear the answer (which Deutsch says is his nickname) and watch the spirited exchange here. Only on MSNBC.
On Morning Joe, the panel discusses Donald J. Trump’s appearance on Dr. Mehmet Oz’s television show to talk about his physical health. Dr. Oz asks him to share his medical records, and Trump taunts the cheering audience, “Should I do it?” To which Morning Joe senior contributor Mike Barnicle responds: “We have a floating con game masquerading as a presidential election. This is beyond bizarre.” Watch the clip here from Morning Joe.
The New York Times’ columnist and best-selling author Maureen Dowd joins the Morning Joe panel to talk about her new book, “The Year of Voting Dangerously.” Says Dowd: “He’s in his own alternative universe.” Adds veteran columnist Mike Barnicle: “You can track Trump through the years by reading the book, by reading your columns because it begins …Trump is amusing… he’s funny and you love the fact that he sticks it to … like the neocons … and then you come to the end of the trail in the book and we’re not at the end of the trail yet … and it’s no longer funny.” Watch the whole conversation here.
MSNBC senior contributor Mike Barnicle speaks with bestselling author Edward Conard about his new book “The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the Middle Class,” his thoughts on the stagnation of wages in the United States and the prospects for the the economy. What is “the impact of the lack of re-training programs state by state that are offered to middle income workers who lose their jobs, never to get the similar job back again, and technology–the role that that plays in income inequality?” Hear what Conard has to say here.
“Does the current election campaign in this country, and Mr. Trump’s candidacy specifically, remind you of any past demagogic candidates in Latin America?” asks Morning Joe’s veteran columnist Mike Barnicle of former President of Mexico Vicente Fox. Listen in on what Fox has to say about the United States economy and the 2016 Presidential election.
“I think a lot of people wonder why when something like Zika arrives, a health emergency, that there seems to be such a difficulty in the Congress of getting more money… to deal with the emergency…. What is the real problem?” asks Morning Joe’s senior contributor Mike Barnicle of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Listen in to hear Pelosi’s response about the issues facing Congress.
“This race might be close between Trump and Clinton, but the surrogate race? Forget it,” says Morning Joe’s senior contributor Mike Barnicle about the historic support Clinton has received on the campaign trail from President Obama and Vice President Biden. It’s been 100 years since a president has campaigned so strongly for a chosen successor. Hear the conversation on MSNBC.
Morning Joe’s “legendary columnist” Mike Barnicle earned his title for the thousands of columns he’s written over a four decade career. But watch this Morning Joe clip to learn more about another “legendary” member of his family. Only on MSNBC.
With all the press and social media coverage that followed Libertarian Party presidential candidate Gary Johnson not being able to answer Mike Barnicle’s question on Morning Joe about Aleppo, Mike weighs in on the deeper meaning of the question, putting it into context, and explaining its overarching significance for all the presidential candidates as well as for each and every one of us. Read his latest column for The Daily Beast here.
“The Veterans Administration–once you get in that system–they take care of veterans extraordinarily well. The problem is the system itself; getting into the system,” says Morning Joe senior contributor Mike Barnicle during a discussion about veterans and their support for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. More on the topic here.
The Morning Joe panel discusses Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s questionable relationship with the Attorney General of Florida and why the release of Trump’s tax returns are important. Joined by Bloomberg Politics’ John Heilmann, veteran columnist Mike Barnicle says: “If you assume that the office of the Florida Attorney General is run professionally and competently there has certainly got to be an email trail about the disposition of dropping any potential investigation into Trump University in Florida.” Tune in to hear the rest of the conversation.
“I have never seen a faster learner in American politics than Donald Trump,” said Morning Joe senior contributor Mike Barnicle about the Republican presidential nominee on a segment of Snapchat’s “Good Luck America” with Peter Hambry, titled “Why Is the News a Total Mess?”
“Syria is the worst humanitarian crisis since World War II,” Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Tim Kaine told Morning Joe’s Mike Barnicle, as the two discussed the Clinton-Kaine foreign policy plans. Asks Barnicle: “You were a big proponent of getting people on the record to ramp up the use of force in Syria and elsewhere around the globe… What’s the administration going to do if you are elected?” Hear more of the exchange here.
Heading into the Labor Day weekend, national polls have Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton maintaining her lead over Republican opponent Donald Trump, but the margins continue to diminish. Says Morning Joe senior contributor Mike Barnicle: “(Clinton has) had a tough two weeks and has yet to stand up and address the issue that bothers people: Can we trust her?”
On MSNBC’s Morning Joe, senior contributor Mike Barnicle is joined by former CIA Director Michael Hayden to discuss the ongoing situation in Syria and how it impacts the United States. Given the issues also with Turkey, Barnicle asks Hayden: “Is there any, any prospect that we could form a closer union –not an alliance — with the Russians within Syria? Is there any potential there?” Hear Hayden’s response here.
“If you want really documented evidence of the fact that (Republican presidential nominee) Donald Trump does live in a parallel universe, there was an element in his speech last night toward the end… when he talked about the first hour of his presidency. What he would do in the first hour of his presidency…that he would remove everyone here who is here in this country illegally. Within the first hour of his presidency. You listen to that and you say he’s not dealing in reality here,” opines Morning Joe contributor Mike Barnicle during a conversation about Trump’s chances in the race for the White House. Hear the rest of the conversation with the Morning Joe panel here.
Veteran columnist Mike Barnicle and the Morning Joe panelists discuss the recent developments for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump following his meeting with the Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Trump’s speech on immigration in Phoenix, later that same day. Still, “I defy you to tell me what his immigration policy is,” says Barnicle. Listen in to hear the rest the whole discussion here.