I’d be lying if I said Morning Joe wasn’t part of my daily routine, but something was different this morning. This was the first Monday post the first Republican Presidential debate, and the latest polls had just rolled it.
Naturally, the predictable round table discussions on whether or not Donald Trump’s antics would help or hurt him, the Republican Party, the Democratic party, Hillary Clinton, Fox News, Ben Affleck’s “Batman”, the Easter Bunny or the Tattoo from Fantasy Island were in full swing.
None of those concerns would have been enough to hook me, but something else had gone down over the weekend. Trump, in classic Trump style, had gone on a twitter and on air tirade against Fox news and Megyn Kelly, in particular. Unsurprisingly, he felt that he’d been unfairly targeted by the Fox moderator’s and was not gonna let THAT slide. Ok…no surprise there.
What did catch my attention was the continual reiteration by the panel that Trump was ‘sucking up all the air’ on the Republican, and even the Democratic side of the race. This rhetoric continued throughout the day and into the evening on many of the major networks. Now lets be clear, this isn’t a new theme at all. In fact, many media outlets have been lamenting “The Donald’s” activities for weeks….playing victim all the while.
But it suddenly hit me this morning, right around the time Joe was talking himself into a corner and Mika was giving him the side eye: Whose fault is it really?