Morning Joe hosts Joe and Mika had an uncomfortable moment on the air this week. It looks like there might be some trouble in paradise. Joe tried to hold Mika’s hand and was rebuffed.
The Hill reports:
Mika Brzezinski rebuffs Joe Scarborough’s hand-holding attempt: ‘Don’t do that. Not on the air!’
MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski rebuffed an attempt by co-host and fiancé Joe Scarborough to hold her hand during Thursday’s edition of “Morning Joe,” telling him “not on the air.”
“We did lots of fighting over issues, so it should be a good show today,” Brzezinski, who became engaged to Scarborough in 2017 following long speculation the two were a couple, said to kick off the program.
“No, we didn’t,” Scarborough responded.
“Yeah, we did,” Brzezinski said as Scarborough reached for her hand.
“Don’t do that. Not on the air. We’re on the air. What are you doing?” Brzezinski playfully scolded.
“Can I ask you a question?” Scarborough asked, turning to Willie Geist. “We’ve been engaged for like 13 years. You think I should be able to hold her hand at this point in the engagement?”
“With her consent,” Geist replied.
“If you be quiet, I’ll hold your hand … so I can do the news,” Brzezinski negotiated.
“The show is off to an interesting start,” joked panelist Sam Stein.
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