"Morning Joe" hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski voiced their disagreements over those attending the World Series chanting "Lock him up" at President Trump, who was in attendance on Sunday.
Trump was also booed when the stadium introduced him and showed him on the screens.
WATCH: President Trump met with loud boos as he is introduced at the World Series in Nationals Park on Sunday night. pic.twitter.com/4RTW8ZqxqP— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 28, 2019
“You know, Mika, we’re going to get to that right now, the story, obviously just a follow-up from what Jonathan, there is a very long and rich tradition of presidents booed at sporting events. Most of them do," Scarborough said on Monday. "But again, I’d speak to the lock him up chants. Again, it’s un-American. It started with Donald Trump. In fact, he’s made it a center piece of his campaign rallies."
“We find it sickening when it happens in his rallies. I find it kind of sickening to watch people [chanting] at the president," Brzezinski said.
"Of course it’s sickening. We are Americans and we do not do that. We do not want the world hearing us chant, lock him up, to this president, or to any president — that’s what I’m saying, let’s hope, as we move forward, maybe this is one less fascist tactic he and his supporters use, during chants. You are going to actually imprison your political opponents. So let’s leave that behind," Scarborough added.
Scarborough continued to make the case against the chant on his Twitter account.
If you think that democracy is strengthened by calling for the arrest of political opponents, you’re as ignorant and illiberal as Trump himself. Delete your account and read some civics.— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) October 28, 2019
Stop embarrassing yourself.
Also in attendance with Trump at the game included many Republican senators and congressmen, but also five wounded veterans.