Morning Joe Assumes Trump Is a Rapist, Skips Lack of Evidence

If you are a woman, and accuse any notable Republican of sexual assault, you will immediately become the darling of the liberal media for at least a day no matter how little evidence there may be to back up the allegations. Over the last few days, the press have paraded around gossip writer E. Jean Carroll, who, in her new book, accused President Trump of raping her in the dressing room of a New York City department store in the 1990s.

All accusations of sexual assault should be treated and investigated with the utmost seriousness. For MSNBC's Morning Joe, however, serious #MeToo journalism was once again thrown out the window. A Tuesday segment that included co-hosts Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and former Bush 43 White House aid Elise Jordan went to immediate trashing of President Trump as a rapist without weighing an ounce of evidence in the allegation made by Carroll:

 

 


JORDAN: Your guess is as good as mine. It seems like he likes anyone he can grab. He said what he likes to do and E. Jean Carroll told a story that is fully in keeping with the behavior pattern that Donald Trump himself described in his own words. 

BRZEZINSKI: So you bring up -- you really kind of actually crystallized it. We're talking about sexual assault, we’re talking about actual rape and the President said that she's not his type so I guess the follow-up question is, since you have a type when it comes to rape, what's your type, Donald Trump? And is it any of the other women who claimed that you raped them? 

SCARBOROUGH: You know -- 

BRZEZINSKI: What is your type, since you have a type, that you would rape?

JORDAN: And thank you for saying rape because this is rape. What was described in that story was rape. 

BRZEZINSKI: And I know that you’re watching.

Brzezinski followed up with a classic liberal meltdown, calling Republicans “weak and spineless”:
 

No, actually the problem is Republicans and the Republicans in Congress and the Senate who are supporting this President, who will not say anything to defy him. I'd like to just put this to you. And I'd like to say you have a president who has gone on national television and said he would accept dirt from a foreign government and put our country at risk. He has proved himself with his words to be a national security risk. And now he has said when accused of rape that this is not the woman he would rape. I want to know why you can go back to your constituents and say that you support this man. And why you would put your political future on the line for this man. I need to know why all of you are so weak and so spineless that you would actually stand up for a man who says this is not the woman I would rape, she's not my type. Meaning he would rape another woman. You explain to me why that's okay and why you go on every day looking in the mirror and doing your job and thinking this is the President you should support. 

Rape is a horrific crime, allegations of which should be taken very seriously. E. Jean Carroll, however, has followed up her rape allegation by making several bizarre statements, none of which were mentioned on Morning Joe. On CNN’s 360 Monday evening, host Anderson Cooper immediately cut to commercial when Carroll made the strange comment that “rape is sexy.”

Last Friday, she also told MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell that she would not bring up rape changes against the President, of which there is no statute of limitations, because “I would find it disrespectful to the women who are down on the border who are being raped around the clock down there without any protection.” When you combine these odd statements with the timing of the release of her book and staged magazine cover, Carroll’s credibility is questionable to say the least.

But liberals in the media don’t care. They care more about trashing their political opponents than they do actually taking sexual assault seriously. Brzezinski proved this later on in the segment by trying to stop her husband from injecting nuance into the discussion by bringing up Juanita Broaddrick:


SCARBOROUGH: Do you know who baked that into the cake? Democrats and Juanita Broaddrick baked that into the cake. I'm sorry. Listen –

BRZEZINSKI: I disagree.

SCARBOROUGH: Not to throw cold water on this parade, but Juanita Broaddrick—

BRZEZINSKI: No, I don't disagree, we don't need to go there, thank you, Bill. 

SCARBOROUGH: Am I on the set of SNL? Am I on the set of SNL?

BRZEZINSKI: For Donald Trump. No, I'm sorry. I will say -- 

SCARBOROUGH: I'm just trying to complete his sentence. 

BRZEZINSKI: Yeah, well—

SCARBOROUGH: Juanita Broaddrick had very, very specific and very credible rape allegations and I can tell you not a single Democrat that I worked with in Congress gave a damn. They were in power. They wanted to stay in power and when it came time to speaking out against the President, they wouldn't do it. The shoe now is on the other foot. This is not a condemnation of Democrats or Republicans. It is just how sick politicians in Washington can be when they think their side could move forward. 

As NewsBusters’ Bill D’Agostino reported last year, the media trashed Juanita Broaddrick and the rest of Bill Clinton’s accusers back in the ‘90s. Meanwhile, they have treated accusations against Trump and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh with the utmost seriousness no matter how uncorroborated the claims may be. The media pretended to care about the #MeToo movement, but will never put politics aside for the sake of being serious about sexual assault.

The full transcript is below. Click "expand" to read more.

Morning Joe

06/25/19

6:14 AM

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: All right. President Trump claims that the latest woman to accuse him of sexual assault decades ago is “totally lying” and he adds this disgusting statement: “She's not my type,” which has so many things wrong wit it's hard to even say it. Writer E. Jean Carroll claims in a new book that Trump forced himself on her while in a dressing room at New York City department store Bergdorf Goodman 23 years ago. During an interview with The Hill in the Oval Office yesterday, Trump said “I’ll say it with great respect, number one, she's not my type. Number two it never happened, it never happened."

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Wait, wait, wait, that's with great respect? Elise, that's with great respect?

BRZEZINSKI: As reprehensible as it gets.

SCARBOROUGH: By the way, that is really -- that is really -- that's where you start? She's not my type?

ELISE JORDAN: It's typical Donald Trump being absolutely disgusting when it comes to talking about women.

SCARBOROUGH: But what is his type? Talking about rape here. So what is his type?

JORDAN: Your guess is as good as mine. It seems like he likes anyone he can grab. He said what he likes to do and E. Jean Carroll told a story that is fully in keeping with the behavior pattern that Donald Trump himself described in his own words.

BRZEZINSKI: So you bring up -- you really kind of actually crystallized it. We're talking about sexual assault, we’re talking about actual rape and the President said that she's not his type so I guess the follow-up question is, since you have a type when it comes to rape, what's your type, Donald Trump? And is it any of the other women who claimed that you raped them?

SCARBOROUGH: You know --

BRZEZINSKI: What is your type, since you have a type, that you would rape?

JORDAN: And thank you for saying rape because this is rape. What was described in that story was rape.

BRZEZINSKI: And I know that you’re watching.

SCARBOROUGH: George Conaway said this in an op-ed, Willie. We Republicans brought up Juanita Broaddrick all the time --

WILLIE GEIST: Yeah.

SCARBOROUGH: And, there were differences, Juanita Broaddrick actually denied it for quite some time, denied it under oath, and there wasn't an on-air confession the way Donald Trump had a confession that does line up fairly consistently with what happened here. So with all that said, there are a lot of Democrats out there are saying, wait a second, Joe Biden placed his hands on a woman's shoulders and that got more press coverage on every Sunday show than Donald Trump -- the allegation that Donald Trump raped somebody. The allegation that Joe Biden made somebody feel uncomfortable got far more press conference than the credible allegation of rape. And the question is, why? And by the way, let's just put candidate "A,” candidate "B," take it away from Joe Biden and Donald. Why is it that candidate "A” is – people are saying he’s going to have to be driven from the race, he may not survive this, because there's somebody who said he placed his hands on their shoulder and it made her uncomfortable versus candidate "B" who has rape allegations -- credible rape allegations against him.

WILLIE GEIST: Well, it's a good question to ask and the allegation by E. Jean Carroll fits with other behavior that the President has been accused of. And not just he’s been accused of but that he described on the Access Hollywood tape, which is to force himself on a woman and saying if you're famous, you can do whatever you want to do. I think the problem is, and Mika you may disagree with me, is that there have been so many allegations and so much baked in -- I'm not defending this, so much baked in to Donald Trump and his sexual misconduct and the allegations of rape, that they go oh it's another one on the list against Donald Trump--

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: No, actually the problem is Republicans and the Republicans in Congress and the Senate who are supporting this President, who will not say anything to defy him. I'd like to just put this to you. And I'd like to say you have a president who has gone on national television and said he would accept dirt from a foreign government and put our country at risk. He has proved himself with his words to be a national security risk. And now he has said when accused of rape that this is not the woman he would rape. I want to know why you can go back to your constituents and say that you support this man. And why you would put your political future on the line for this man. I need to know why all of you are so weak and so spineless that you would actually stand up for a man who says this is not the woman I would rape, she's not my type. Meaning he would rape another woman. You explain to me why that's okay and why you go on every day looking in the mirror and doing your job and thinking this is the President you should support.

 

 

6:21 A.M. Eastern

 

EUGENE ROBINSON: Yeah, I mean, it's breathtaking. I mean, that was where I was going to go. I was going to ask what about the evangelicals, what about Vice President Pence? How does he sit there?

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: How does he sit there? It's a shame.

ROBINSON: You know, every day, he stands in the corner with this sort of very pious look on his face and there's your guy -- there's the guy who says -- effectively says, Mika is absolutely right – he is saying well, you know, if she were a different type, I'd -- absolutely, I would definitely rape her. I mean, it's just incredible and you can't really bake rape into the cake. Whatever cake it is--

BRZEZINSKI: That's what's happening. Unless we hear from Republicans today.

ROBINSON: Whatever obscene kind of cake it is, my goodness.

SCARBOROUGH: Do you know who baked that into the cake? Democrats and Juanita Broaddrick baked that into the cake. I'm sorry. Listen –

BRZEZINSKI: I don't disagree.

SCARBOROUGH: Not to throw cold water on this parade, but Juanita Broaddrick—

BRZEZINSKI: No, I don't disagree, we don't even need to go there. Thank you, Bill.

SCARBOROUGH: Am I on the set of SNL? Am I on the set of SNL?

BRZEZINSKI: Or Donald Trump. No, you're not. No, this is -- I'm sorry. I will say --

SCARBOROUGH: I'm just trying to complete a sentence.

BRZEZINSKI: Yeah, well—

SCARBOROUGH: Juanita Broaddrick had very, very specific and very credible rape allegations and I can tell you not a single Democrat that I worked with in Congress gave a damn. They were in power. They wanted to stay in power and when it came time to speaking out against the President, they wouldn't do it. The shoe now is on the other foot. This is not a condemnation of Democrats or Republicans. It is just how sick politicians in Washington can be when they think their side could move forward.

 

NBDaily Morning Joe Mika Brzezinski
Gregory Price's picture


Sponsored Links