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Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski shared how their engagement went down in an interview with Vanity Fair, but they also dished that President Trump offered to officiate their wedding at the White House.

How it went down: Over lunch with POTUS, Ivanka, and Jared just after the inauguration, Trump said that if the couple got married, they should do so at Mar-a-Lago or the White House. Kushner jumped in and offered to officiate the ceremony.

POTUS' response: "Why would you marry them? They could have the President of the United States marry them."

Mika's reaction: "If it weren't Trump, it might be something to think about. The mental picture is just fascinating, but the reality is just . . . no. No, no, no, no, no."

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