MSNBC’s Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinksi—who has declared that she will be voting for Hillary Clinton despite her concerns over the email scandal—said Tuesday that Hillary was “amazing” during the debate Monday night. She added that Donald Trump will still probably “do quite well” because he has struck a nerve with people who are sick and tired of the current system.
Fellow co-host Joe Scarborough asked Brzezinski if Trump’s interruptions of Clinton help him:
Brzezinski: Yes. I think it’s a different ballgame (from previous elections). I don’t really know where I’m getting this, just my overall gut feeling from watching the entire debate. She was amazing, she was really good. I just think that he’s going to do quite well out of this.
Scarborough: You don’t know where you get it from? You get it from like the 87 Republican debates.
Brzezinksi: I watched him, I listened. I know what is appealing about him to the American people that follow him. Not just his movement but others who are perhaps sick of what has happened the past few decades. He got in some things in there that make you go, ‘yeah, exactly.’
Clinton generally held her own during the debate—thanks in part to help from moderator Lester Holt—but Brzezinski is right to be a little worried by Trump as he has touched a nerve among disaffected Americans that could lead to a very unpleasant result for Democrats on November 8.