Memorable SOTU Moments on Morning Joe (30 January, 2018)
ICYMI: Doris Kearns Goodwin stopped by the Morning Joe set ahead of President Donald J. Trump’s State of the Union address and amid the comparisons of the Russia probe to Watergate, and she reminds us of President Richard Nixon’s 1974 State of the Union speech during the Watergate investigation. “What’s interesting is that when you look back to Nixon’s State of the Union in 1974, one of the things he tried to say to the people then: ‘One year of this investigation is enough.’ Almost saying to the judiciary committee: ‘We don’t need any more time.’ And then there were boos from the Democrats. And that’s, that famous line that he gave into the State of the Union message; some nervousness was obviously within his system. He meant to say: ‘We need to replace the discredited welfare system.’ And instead he said: ‘We need to replace the discredited president.’” Listen to more of the conversation here with Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Tom Brokaw on MSNBC.