Biden quietly ‘obsessed’ with ‘Morning Joe’, regularly calls Scarborough to vent: report

A new report asserts that President Biden is such a huge fan of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he turns to co-host Joe Scarborough for advice over the phone.

His obsession with the daily leftist political rant-fest, which fixates on Trump-bashing, has not gone unnoticed by senior White House aides. They allegedly seek guest spots on the show booked between 7 and 7:40 a.m. ET to gain favor with the president.

All of this is coming to light in a piece by Axios reporter Alex Thompson, titled “Inside Biden’s Obsession With Morning Joe.”

“Biden aides have remarked how longtime Biden aide Steve Ricchetti seems to watch much of the four-hour show every morning. He and other aides often reference the show,” Thompson noted. “A White House official told Axios that many of Biden’s top staff members think the show gives Biden a fairer shake on issues than other news shows and media outlets.”

“Biden’s years-long love of MSNBC’s staple morning show affects how the White House runs — and who Biden listens to,” the author wrote.

“The president often calls co-host Joe Scarborough — a former Republican congressman who’s now a harsh critic of Donald Trump — to get Scarborough’s take on issues and sometimes vent about media coverage, according to people familiar with the relationship,” Thompson added.

Biden allegedly even ties the show in with national security issues.

“The president has included retired Adm. James Stavridis — a ‘Morning Joe’ staple on national security issues — in an off-the-record briefing at the White House with other experts,” Thompson revealed.

Biden’s obsession with the show is somewhat ironic as Joe Scarborough, at one time, was an elected Florida Republican representative. He also used to sing former President Trump’s praises before turning on him.

“During the day, Biden has long asked his staff whether they saw a story, a poll, or a segment that had been on the show. He’s included show regulars in off-the-record conversations with policy experts,” Axios noted.

“Biden pays particular attention to — and has consulted with — ‘Morning Joe’ regulars such as longtime reporter Mike Barnicle, foreign policy expert Richard Haass, and historian Jon Meacham, who has assisted on several Biden speeches,” the media outlet continued.

Scarborough reportedly believes that Biden has not savaged Trump sufficiently. He’s also stated that every Democrat he has spoken with believes that Biden is “too old” to run for a second term as president.

Vice President Kamala Harris is also a fan of “Morning Joe.”

“She and Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff hosted a dinner last month at the vice presidential residence for Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, his co-host and wife,” Axios reported.

Oddly enough, in a “know thy enemy” bid, she also watches Fox News and “The Five.”

“Some aides have felt that Fox News’ relentlessly negative coverage — first casting her as Biden’s all-powerful puppeteer, then later portraying her as incompetent — can drive Harris to distraction,” Axios pointed out.

“It got in her head and caused high anxiety because they were constantly hammering her,” one former Harris aide told Axios in an interview.

Unsurprisingly, Biden’s second favorite show is “Fareed Zakaria GPS” on CNN every Sunday, according to Axios.


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