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December 13, 2016, T+34: MSNBC "Morning Joe" almost giddy, certainly very, very positive, about Rex Tillerson as the SecState pick. Mika was relieved it was not Rudy.Moments ago, a reader sent me this story from The Washington Post: Donald Trump might just have made Joe Scarborough as important as he always thought he was.
Joe Scarborough knew he had Donald Trump’s ear. And so, in the fall of 2015, not long after the businessman launched a long-shot presidential campaign, the MSNBC host sat him down for a lecture.Incredible.
Things were about to “get real,” Scarborough says he told the newbie politician. It didn’t matter that they had golfed together or laughed together during Trump’s many jolly, blustering cameos on Scarborough’s freewheeling talk shows. Now he was a candidate, and “Morning Joe” would have to hit him with tough questions, and scrutiny of a kind he never faced as a branding mogul and reality-TV star.
“I said, ‘Donald, here’s the deal,’ ” Scarborough recalled last week. “‘We were friends before the campaign, and when the parade stops and everybody turns on you like they do in politics, we’ll be your friends after the campaign.’”
Okay. I've been at this for several hours. I'm going to take a break. Do something constructive. Like find some great tunes on YouTube and listen to them with my new vintage Beats headphones.