"Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski said Friday that it feels like there is a "dictatorship developing" in the United States, prompting co-host Joe Scarborough to suggest she should not say that out loud.
In a clip flagged by Legal Insurrection, the MSNBC panel broke down the latest in the Russia investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller surrounding the Trump administration and President Donald Trump's own conduct in office.
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"This is unprecedented to have a president that behaves this way," Brzezinski said.
She found a parallel between the U.S. and North Korea regarding Trump's behavior.
"It does feel like a developing dictatorship," Brzezinski said, while Scarborough, her fiancé, smiled and looked from side to side.
As Brzezinski began to read out a story about the Senate Obamacare replacement bill, Scarborough cut over her.
"See, that's the sort of thing, that's an inside voice saying what you just said," Scarborough said.
"No, it's not," she said.
"You say you want to be like Greta [Van Susteren], who's like—Greta pulls back before she says things like that," he said.
"No, no," Brzezinski said. "I'm going to say, I'm going to actually channel Greta, and have an even tone, but I will say, you can do some work reading history, and reading books about how dictatorships happen, the development of very negative forces taking over, and what you are seeing is either this happening right now, or someone who's not well. There's very few options."