During a discussion Monday about whether there was any reason for anyone to be optimistic in the era of President Donald Trump, MSNBC Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski mentioned that some of her friends on a recent trip to Europe "were just viscerally embarrassed" to be Americans.
“I had some friends that went to Paris over the holiday," Brzezinski said, "and they said they were just viscerally embarrassed to be American,” according to Fox News. “They said it was the first time that it was sort of chilling.”
Brzezinski went on to say that her friends “didn’t even want to share” that they were on vacation from the United States.
Fox News reports that Daily Caller media reporter Amber Athey was incensed by this and wrote in response, “Maybe Mika’s friends should stay in Paris if they’re too embarrassed to admit that they are American. We might be better off.”
As it happens, I took my young daughter to Paris for a week just last October, and not only were we proud as always to be Americans, we received no bad vibes for it from the Parisians with whom we interacted. The only people who are "viscerally embarrassed" to be Americans abroad are leftists, who are always ashamed to be Americans.