"Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski took the opportunity to bash President Donald Trump during the MSNBC show's tribute to former President George H. W. Bush, who passed away on Friday.
Bush was 94 years old and was preceded in death by his wife of 73 years, Barbara, who passed away in April.
What did Brzezinski say?
During a monologue, Brzezinski attempted to memorialize the former president but wound up making most of her remarks about Trump.
"President Bush's death also has done what many previously believed was impossible," she remarked. "It's inspired the current occupant of the White House to briefly behave in a way that's presidential: with gracious words and a declaration of an extended period of national mourning."
Brzezinski went on to note the "stark contrast" between Bush and Trump.
"What becomes undeniably obvious with every bio run about Bush 41 is that stark contrast between these two men," she explained. "Bush served in the military, treated people with respect and dignity, and put country ahead of party and self time and time again over his half-century in public service."
"Half-century," she added for emphasis.
The MSNBC co-host went on to discuss Trump's two-year "deviancy" in the White House, as well as his "cronies" and "supporters who love telling reporters that they don't care how deviant his behavior becomes."
"Let's see what happens at Wednesday's memorial service," she added. "My prediction is that Trump fakes more respect for a family whose unprecedented history of public service [he] has repeatedly belittled."
"Then," Brzezinski continued, "[Trump] goes back to making a mockery of the very office that George Bush and this nation long revered."
Brzezinski added that Bush's character was apparent from his early days, just as she believes Trump's character is obvious to anyone who cares to look deeper than just the title of president of the United States of America.
"Donald Trump remains the man — think about this — the man he was while avoiding the draft, and then telling Howard Stern on the radio that sleeping around with women in New York City while avoiding sexual diseases was his own personal Vietnam," Brzezinski said. "He said that."
She concluded, "As is always the case, the presidency does not shape character, it reveals it in a raw fashion and that is why we celebrate George H.W. Bush's legacy and fear the next two years of Mr. Trump's wild White House ride."