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'Morning Joe' Co-Host Mika Brzezinski Mourns Father

'Morning Joe' Co-Host Mika Brzezinski Mourns Father
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Mika Brzezinski, co-host of the popular MSNBC morning show "Morning Joe," is mourning the loss of her dad, former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski, who died Friday at 89.

The New York Times wrote that Brzezinksi — considered a "hawkish strategic theorist" who worked under President Jimmy Carter — was a powerful influence on global affairs.

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The late Zbigniew Brzezinski in 2008

On Instagram, Mika shared a different side of the tough politico, writing of her father, "He was known to his friends as Zbig, to his grandchildren as Chief and to his wife as the enduring love of her life. I just knew [him] as the most inspiring, loving and devoted father any girl could ever have. I love you Dad❤️ #HailToTheChief."

In another post, Mika highlighted her parents' almost-60-year marriage, writing, "My father and mother both escaped Europe before the start of World War II. They met in college and we're inseparable in the 6 decades that followed... That same love kept them close through tonight when my dad passed away. We love you Dad."

Earlier this month, Mika announced her engagement to her "Morning Joe" co-anchor, Joe Scarborough.