Not even America’s founding documents are safe from Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Just one minute into Wednesday’s edition of “Morning Joe,” MSNBC senior contributor Mike Barnicle called for the Constitution to be rewritten in order to replace President Donald Trump. “Rewrite the Constitution and have another president take over right now,” Barnicle urged. “Look, this is the distortion of, in daily life in American politics, it’s beyond the realm and thankfully former President Obama pointed out realities we all live under right now.”
Does Barnicle think rewriting the Constitution to remove a democratically elected president isn’t “beyond the realm”? (RELATED: Nancy Pelosi Announces Impeachment Plans Should Democrats Take Back the House).
By the way, Barnicle’s call to edit the Constitution is even more ridiculous in context. Willie Geist, who was hosting “Morning Joe” in the absence of Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, opened the show by asking Barnicle his “first impressions” of Obama’s speech at Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday celebration and Trump’s trip across Europe.
His first impression was to rewrite the Constitution. Watch below.
But it didn’t stop there. Barnicle was so incredibly distraught by the mere existence of the Trump administration that he couldn’t even talk about Tuesday’s All-Star Game without bringing up politics:
“My God, Willie, we have never needed baseball more,” Barnicle said. “We need it to take our minds off the daily developments in Washington, the scandalous developments in Washington from the Oval Office. We need baseball. We need to be in the thick of a pennant race, Red Sox-Yankees, from now until maybe Columbus Day.”
“We need it. We need that pressure valve to just be popped open and a little relief from Major League Baseball,” he added.
It’s both troublesome and ridiculous that there are people like Barnicle who are so delusional and upset about Donald Trump’s presidency that they would upend our entire country and democratic process – not to mention sully America’s pastime – just to get what they want. Furthermore, Trump isn’t the one distorting “daily life in American politics” – people like Barnicle are.