Former CNN personality Piers Morgan’s opinions led to an Irish exit from co-host Mika Brzezinski on the set of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Thursday morning.
The moment came during a segment about paid paternity leave, in a discussion between Morgan, Brzeznski, and Glamour magazine Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive.
“Most dads don’t want to do paid paternity leave. They don’t,” Morgan said.
“They pretend they do, but after two weeks of a tiny little baby — I love my children to pieces, but when they’re this size and all they’re doing is eating, guzzling and depositing it isn’t the most exciting gig in town,” Morgan added.
Huffinton Post reporter Sam Stein called the remark “cynical,” but the camera soon shifted over to Brzezinski, who silently began rolling her chair away from the desk.
Co-host Joe Scarborough jumped in: “That’s not cynical, that is the truth — Mika’s pulling away here.”
The panel continued talking over each other as Brzezinski winded away off the set until she was no longer visible on-camera.
She returned for the next segment. Morgan did not.
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