MSNBC host tells Kansas parents to shut up over Michelle Obama’s graduation speech

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough mocked Kansas parents’ and students,’ calling concerns over Michelle Obama’s appearance at their high school graduation “asinine.”

The first lady is scheduled to speak at a combined ceremony for five area schools, but an online petition has been started to ask the School Board to reconsider. There are concerns about the political nature of the speech, as well as availability of seating for students’ guests.

Scarborough said on Monday’s “Morning Joe” that they should keep quiet.

“There are now concerns for the First Lady’s participation stealing the spotlight from the kids and limiting the amount of seats available for family members,” he said. “The speech is tied to the 60st anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision on Brown v. Board of Education, which ended school segregation.”

Co-host Mika Brzezinski chimed in saying, “Wow, that’s lame.”

Scarborough continued:

“And I have got to say, if you have the opportunity to have the first lady of the United States come out and speak at your high school graduation, keep those concerns to yourself. That is asinine.”

Watch the exchange here via Newsbusters:

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Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

Cheryl Carpenter Klimek has been a political consultant handling public affairs, political campaigns and PAC management for nearly 20 years.
Cheryl Carpenter Klimek

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