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'Morning Joe' Co-Hosts Think Hillary Clinton Is Too Scared To Come On The Show

02/09/2015 09:50 am ET

MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-hosts said Monday that while most potential 2016 presidential candidates are eager to come on the morning show, Hillary Clinton seems to have no desire.

Last month, co-host Joe Scarborough said that Clinton leads the “most Gatsby-like existence” than any other political figure in the world today.

On Monday morning, Scarborough and co-host Mika Brzezinski had a new theory about Clinton.

Brzezinski said that while other potential candidates have reached out to "Morning Joe" for interviews, Clinton seems to be avoiding that kind of press exposure entirely.

Brzezinski acknowledged that the MSNBC morning show is probably "very low on the totem pole in terms of importance," for Clinton, but said she has made several attempts to reach out to the former Secretary of State over the last few months and has received nothing back.

"It makes me wonder," she said.

“But if you're Hillary Clinton you've got to ask the question, 'I’ve got an 89 percent approval rating among the Democrats, why do I want to talk to anybody?'” Scarborough broke in. “'Why do I want to go on a show like this one where you have to actually talk about the issues, where they’re not dimwits that read a teleprompter and then ask you three questions that they were told to ask you last night?'"

“There are candidates intelligent enough to handle that and not say stupid things,” Scarborough continued. “But there are a lot of candidates, on the Republican side as well, that are just scared to be in this sort of setting. So, why would she come?”

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