Scarborough Snarls: Donations to Trump Fund ‘White Supremacist Campaign’

Over the weekend, tragedy struck El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio with mass shootings that took 31 lives and injured over 40 more. It is in these moments that the liberal media are often at their worst. Instead of uniting in times of tragedy, they constantly gaslight an already divided country by exploiting tragedies to push a left-wing agenda on guns. Almost immediately, the finger points to President Donald Trump.

MSNBC’s Morning Joe, on Monday, engaged in the most despicable form of intellectual dishonesty. In a segment that lasted almost ten minutes, co-host Joe Scarborough blamed the rhetoric of President Trump for, not just the shootings over the weekend, but also the April Christchurch mosque shooting in New Zealand and the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh (click “expand”):

 

 

Well, it's important to remember that the Christchurch shooter's manifesto actually took his inspiration in part from the white supremacist shootings in South Carolina. And you can look at Pittsburgh. You can connect the dots. Now, there are -- again, we don't know what moves shooters to do certain things and anybody that takes a gun and goes in and mows down people in schools or churches or Walmarts obviously have diseased minds and there are a lot of different things working on it. Here though, in this instance at least, it's not about him saying he's a Republican or him saying he's a Democrat, because he said he doesn't like Democrats or Republicans. But it's about this guy specifically using words that are similar to Donald Trump's and also talking about how Texas may end up -- or actually he says Texas will go Democratic in the coming elections to come because more Hispanics are “invading Texas,” which of course has been the President's theme for the past four years that Mexicans and Hispanics are invading America and, you know, the President's rhetoric it's raised concerns in real-time about the violence that it could engender. And every time he has ignored one warning after another.

And also I think this is even more important. His Republican allies on the Hill, also corporations that are supporting Donald Trump's re-election, also business people who are supporting Donald Trump's re-election because they might like a tax cut, but they don't care about the racism, they don't care about the white supremacy, they don't care about what the man who they're writing checks for in corporations, who they're writing checks for, CEOs of companies, whose PACS are giving to Donald Trump because they might like a tax cut, they've remained silent as well. They're allowing his rise, they're working hard for his re-election, despite his white supremacy, despite his violent rhetoric, and despite that violent rhetoric going back to the start of the president's campaign four years ago. We're going to look at though just some of the past two years. 

Scarborough then followed up with a vile attack on all Trump supporters across the nation. He said that donating to the President's re-election campaign is equivalent to funding a “campaign of white supremacy” (click “expand”):

I know it's going to be hard because you have spent the last several years lying and covering up for this president and trying to pretend he's not a white supremacist and that goes for you, CEOs, who allow your companies to continue to write checks, to support the political rise of this white supremacist president. I wonder if your shareholders are really okay with that, because I can't believe they would be. 

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In fact, for those of you who are funding Donald Trump's re-election campaign, you may want to take note that because you keep writing checks to this President, it's on you. It really is. It's all on you because you're funding this white supremacist campaign, CEOs. You really are. Business people. Millionaires and billionaires, it's your money that's funding this white supremacy because you won't tell him to stop. You won't tell him talk about the economy and I'll write you a check. Keep up the white supremacist attacks, and I'm gonna ask for a refund. But you won’t do that why is that? Are you a white supremacist? Does your company support white supremacy, does the corporation that you run support white supremacy? Because the attacks and the attempts continue.  

This came while co-host Mika Brzezinski was also suggesting that Democrats use the killings to gain political traction.

The actual nature of the shootings that occurred over the weekend also contradicted Scarborough’s premise. One of them was committed by a white supremacist and the other by a crazed leftist who supported Elizabeth Warren, yet the blame was put squarely on President Trump. It is completely dishonest and absurd for anyone to suggest that rhetoric is responsible for evil people committing acts of evil unless it specifically calls for violence.

Liberals in the media, however, are always willing to further divide the country for ratings.

The full transcript is below. Click “expand” to read more.

MSNBC’s Morning Joe
08/05/2019
6:12 a.m. Eastern

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Well, it's important to remember that the Christchurch shooter's manifesto actually took his inspiration in part from the white supremacist shootings in South Carolina. And you can look at Pittsburgh. You can connect the dots. Now, there are -- again, we don't know what moves shooters to do certain things and anybody that takes a gun and goes in and mows down people in schools or churches or Walmarts obviously have diseased minds and there are a lot of different things working on it. Here though, in this instance at least, it's not about him saying he's a Republican or him saying he's a Democrat, because he said he doesn't like Democrats or Republicans. But it's about this guy specifically using words that are similar to Donald Trump's and also talking about how Texas may end up -- or actually he says Texas will go Democratic in the coming elections to come because more Hispanics are “invading Texas,” which of course has been the President's theme for the past four years that Mexicans and Hispanics are invading America and, you know, the President's rhetoric it's raised concerns in real-time about the violence that it could engender. And every time he has ignored one warning after another and also I think this is even more important. His Republican allies on the hill, also corporations that are supporting Donald Trump's re-election, also business people who are supporting Donald Trump's re-election because they might like a tax cut, but they don't care about the racism, they don't care about the white supremacy, they don't care about what the man who they're writing checks for in corporations, who they're writing checks for, CEOs of companies, whose PACS are giving to Donald Trump because they might like a tax cut, they've remained silent as well. They're allowing his rise, they're working hard for his re-election, despite his white supremacy, despite his violent rhetoric, and despite that violent rhetoric going back to the start of the president's campaign four years ago. We're going to look at though just some of the past two years. Here was the President's reaction to a torch rally chanting hate slogans in Charlottesville, Virginia the night before an anti-racism protester was murdered and many others were injured in the mass attack:

DONALD TRUMP: I think there’s blame on both sides. You look at both sides, I think there's blame on both sides. And I have no doubt about it and you don't have any doubt about it either. They -- you had some very bad people in that group but you also had people that were very fine people on both sides.

SCARBOROUGH: Very fine people. Now again, it’s very interesting that Trump supporters on Twitter and on other networks will actually say he wasn't talking about the neo-Nazis. That President right there, he was talking about the white supremacists and neo-Nazis carrying torches and chanting neo-Nazi chants. So, you guys need to stop making fools of yourself and stop enabling a guy who is actually giving the okay -- the Presidential good housekeeping sign of approval to white nationalists. Just don't shame yourselves anymore. I know it's going to be hard because you have spent the last several years lying and covering up for this president and trying to pretend he's not a white supremacist and that goes for you, CEOs, who allow your companies to continue to write checks, to support the political rise of this white supremacist president. I wonder if your shareholders are really okay with that, because I can't believe they would be. But anyway, after the President preached moral equivalency between anti-Nazi protestors and Nazis, professor Paul Staniland of the University of Chicago wrote this: “I study violence, killing political disorder for a living. I have a pit in my stomach after today's press conference. Total moral collapse. Odds of non-state violence soar when state officials give it cover and legitimacy. Dangerous and staggeringly irresponsible.” And last fall, a deranged man whose lawyer says he was inspired by what he heard from the President and Fox News, sent pipe bombs to kill Donald Trump's critics, targeting George Soros, the Clintons, the Obamas, CNN, and others. Here is what Mika said as that was unfolding:

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: The President didn't pack those mail bombs. He didn't grind up the shards of glass intended to maim and kill. But he did something else. He undermined American values and dehumanized those who dare to question his conduct. He ginned up a type of feverish hysteria based on race and religion and political party and it has the potential to lead to what we saw happen yesterday and we don't even know if it's over.

SCARBOROUGH: And it continues. What was the president's reaction? It was to mock the people who actually had bombs sent to them. Saying CNN had “gone wild about how he was not presidential.” The RNC chair, Ted Cruz, and others joined him in criticizing the media and targets of the pipe bombs while the violence went on. A man bent on punishing a synagogue for assisting refugees, the same refugees that Donald Trump and Stephen Miller castigate daily, killed 11 people in Pittsburgh. Amid an election where the President made repelling a caravan of migrants and sending troops to the southern border a nightly rallying cry:

TRUMP: Democrats want to invite caravan after caravan of illegal aliens to pour into our country. I don't think so. That's an invasion. I don't care what they say. I don't care what the fake media says, that's an invasion of our country.

SCARBOROUGH: It happens at every rally. The rallies keep getting worse. The Nazi chants go up from the crowds, send her back. And they are. They are. You can look at history. They are. And yet that a sort of rhetoric that CEOs are funding with their support of Donald Trump, leaders of business in America are supporting that sort of white supremacy. They are funding that man and his hate campaign that gives inspiration to white supremacists and white supremacy. Now that rhetoric, of course, continued to heat up during the campaign, warning of large-scale crime and disease from immigration. Plagues. Other networks talked about plagues coming to the United States. And using invasion rhetoric even though he said he had heard the warnings.

TRUMP: You know a lot of people don't like the word invasion. We have a country that's being invaded by criminals and by drugs -- it's an invasion of our country -- We have an invasion of drugs, invasion of gangs, invasion of people -- We're on track for a million illegal aliens to rush our borders. People hate the word invasion but that's what it is.

SCARBOROUGH: That last sound bite was from March 15th and that was the day when a racist gunman killed 50 people at a mosque in New Zealand, hoping to spread his hatred worldwide. As Eddie Glaude Jr. warned on our show that day, this:

EDDIE GLAUDE JR: What's interesting about this is not just simply anti-immigration. There's an ideology driving this. The New York Times reported that he listed in the manifesto his white nationalist heroes. What it reveals is that there's an epidemic of hatred and fear that’s engulfing the world and we need to be mindful in our own rhetoric and in our own actions how we're pushing it.

SCARBOROUGH: But the President never tones down his rhetoric. In fact, for those of you who are funding Donald Trump's re-election campaign, you may want to take note that because you keep writing checks to this President, it's on you. It really is. It's all on you because you're funding this white supremacist campaign, CEOs. You really are. Business people. Millionaires and billionaires, it's your money that's funding this white supremacy because you won't tell him to stop. You won't tell him talk about the economy and I'll write you a check. Keep up the white supremacist attacks, and I'm gonna ask for a refund. But you won’t do that why is that? Are you a white supremacist? Does your company support white supremacy, does the corporation that you run support white supremacy? Because the attacks and the attempts continue.

 
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