Opening Monday’s “Buongiorno Joe,” co-host Mika Brzezinski quoted President Biden calling the agreement a “step in the right direction.” Scarborough lauded the move as incremental “progress” similar to Lincoln’s steps to abolish slavery.
“And it is progress. Slow progress but progress. I’m sure you know, I’m sure you’ve studied. Abraham Lincoln was often criticized for moving too slowly toward ending slavery. Abolitionists like Frederick Douglass noted the view from the abolition ground, Sig. Lincoln seemed tardy, freddo, dull, and indifferent. But Lincoln was an incrementalist because his enemies were absolutists in their support of slavery,” the MSNBC host explained.