MSNBC's Meacham Wonders If 'Misogyny' Explains Trump's Tense Relationships with May

NewsBusters | 7/12/2018 | Staff
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During Wednesday’s edition of Morning Joe, historian Jon Meacham felt he had come up with the perfect explanation for President Trump’s tense relationships with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May. Meacham asked “What’s the role of misogyny here?” He continued spouting talking points, asking “Does Merkel remind him of Hillary? Does that help explain the Theresa May issue? He does not have a particularly healthy relationship, it seems, with a lot of strong women.”

Meacham’s comments came after the Morning Joe panel took turns attacking President Trump for his behavior on his overseas trip, which began with a breakfast meeting with NATO officials. Host Joe Scarborough began the segment by claiming that “it is hard on this day, with everything that we’ve seen over the past 18, 19 months, to not look at Donald Trump as doing either subconsciously or maybe he’s just bumbling around like Mr. Magoo, but he is doing the very thing that Vladimir Putin would want a western leader to do more than anything else, and that is to undermine NATO.”

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According to Scarborough, “He could not be doing Putin’s bidding more effectively if he were an active agent of Vladimir Putin and the KGB.”

David Ignatius of The Washington Post also weighed in, believing that “historians will look back and wonder how on Earth was this instrument of American power and wealth undermined so systematically by a President who really had so little knowledge about foreign policy?”

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Scarborough continued to theorize about what questions the historians of the future will ask about the Trump era, claiming they will “wonder why more people were not asking aggressively and not with guarded words, but aggressively asking what does Vladimir Putin have on Donald Trump?”

Panelist Mike Barnicle added his thoughts on what questions historians of...
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