MSNBC's Scarborough Uses 9/11 Anniversary to Slam 'Threat' Trump, Pander for Midterm Votes

September 11th, 2018 10:23 AM

What greater way to honor the thousands of lives lost in the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil than to use its anniversary to slam our current president? Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough apparently thought this was a great idea, when he wrote in the Washington Post that President Trump is a graver threat to the American dream than the September 11 terrorists.

In his op-ed published in Tuesday’s paper, the MSNBC pundit and Trump critic used the horrific anniversary to detail all the foreign policy mistakes, he saw past administrations make after 9/11, primarily the Iraq War and the debt that incurred. But the primary villain of his unpatriotic tirade was of course Trump:

Sixteen years of strategic missteps have been followed by the maniacal moves of a man who has savaged America's vital alliances, provided comfort to hostile foreign powers, attacked our intelligence and military communities, and lent a sympathetic ear to neo-Nazis and white supremacists across the globe.

It seems this entire screed was just a pathetic pandering for independents to vote Democrat in the Midterms, as Scarborough ended his piece by claiming that it was now their choice whether they wanted to “move beyond” the threats of terrorism or “continue supporting a politician who has done more damage to the dream of America than any foreign adversary ever could:”

For those of us still believing that Islamic extremists hate America because of the freedoms we guarantee to all people, the gravest threat Trump poses to our national security is the damage done daily to America’s image. As the New York Times’s Roger Cohen wrote the month after Trump’s election, ‘America is an idea. Strip freedom, human rights, democracy and the rule of law from what the United States represents to the world and America itself is gutted.'

Osama Bin laden was killed by S.E.A.L. Team 6 before he accomplished that goal. Other tyrants who tried to do the same were consigned to the ash heap of history. The question for voters this Fall is whether their country will move beyond this chapter in troubled history or whether they will continue supporting a politician who has done more damage to the dream of America than any foreign adversary ever could.

Scarborough continued his critique of Trump on Morning Joe, Tuesday, downplaying the 9/11 terror attacks again as inconsequential when it comes to the damage Trump’s policies have done to the core of the country:

“America is an idea. And if you strip America of its ideas, forget about knocking down buildings in the financial district, forget about running planes into the Pentagon. Those are tragedies, but those tragedies bring us closer together. ‘America is an idea. You gut America of that idea, that’s when you do the most harm to America.’ Roger Cohen wrote that right after Donald Trump was elected. And unfortunately 18 months later, across the world you have people looking at a country that is saying they want to ban people from coming to America because of their religion. You have just this week Brett Kavanaugh who wants to be on the Supreme Court refusing to answer whether people should be banned from coming to the United States because of their race, in his reading of the Constitution. The accumulation of that, the retweeting of neo-Nazi video, Charlottesville. I mean I could go on and on. What he said about the majority black countries. That is tearing more at the fabric of America than attacks on the Twin Towers did. We re-built from that, we became stronger because of that. But this seems to me a far graver, graver threat to the idea of America.”