Political pollster Frank Luntz appeared on “Morning Joe” Wednesday where he and a panel had a heated debate about how successful President Donald Trump was during State of the Union address Tuesday night.
Luntz is not a Trump supporter but he recognized the presidents successes and gave credit to Trump for his accomplishments.
Luntz began by noting that many Democrats who attended the speech refused to stand or applaud for any portion of it, even when Trump brought up positive national developments or opportunities for potential compromise like DACA.
“Why is it that everything he says drives the left nuts?” Luntz asked. “Just because Republicans criticized Barack Obama — we all agree that it went too much, it was hyper-partisanship – we have that right now from the Donald Trump speech and that’s wrong.”
After Luntz asked why the Democrats are so reluctant to give President Trump credit Brzezinski stated, “I think because he’s literally screwed everybody in that room over a few times too many. He’s been vulgar. He’s been racist. He has accused one of the senators in that room of even giving sexual favors for money. He’s insulted the wife of a Republican senator in that room in the worst way possible.”
She continued, “Your job, what you do, Frank, is you read rooms. You tell me that that room is supposed to [applaud] to the great dictator?”
Luntz responded, “No, but they’re not supposed to sit on their hands.”
Brzezinski then stated, “Really? I’m not sure.”
Luntz then countered that the phrase “great dictator” isn’t appropriate.
Brzezinski then said, “Well, that’s how he feels of himself.”
Mika was cut off by Joe Scarborough who got the discussion back on track leaving Mika to sit there with her juice box and texting on her cell.