Scarborough: 'Terminal' Trump Presidency Threatens a Global 'Pandemic'

The End is Nigh, take umpteen. . . 

As we've noted before, the challenge for Morning Joe is to outdo itself in doom-laden declarations about President Trump. By that standard, the show did well this morning. After agreeing with a Washington Post column describing the Trump administration as "a rogue presidency," Joe Scarborough declared that the Trump administration is "terminal: this administration will not survive." 

Then—in describing what he sees as the threat that Trump poses to the world— Scarborough proceeded to use literally apocalyptic language:

"What does everybody do, working together, to make sure that this administration, which is terminal, does not behave in a way that creates not only a governing crisis but a pandemic, not only across this country, but across the world?"

The Washington Post's Eugene Robinson was only too happy to agree with Scarborough's despairing assessment. Robinson's variation on Joe's "terminal" was to describe the Trump presidency as being in an "end-state." Robinson ominously asked: "we all have to wonder: can we take two more years of this? And if we cannot, then what are we doing to do about it?"

Remember, Chuck Todd told us "the first way MSNBC would say they’re different from Fox is that they operate always in a fact-based environment, and that they don’t delve into conspiracy theories."

Dear Chuck: is this a fact-based environment, scaring people about a Trump "pandemic"? But this is what they do at NBC/MSNBC. The end is always near. 

JOE SCARBOROUGH: There's a Washington Post article, entitled "A Rogue Presidency" . . . This is a rogue President, and the question is, at this point, what in the world can Congress do, should Congress do? . . . 


JOE: It does appear that this administration is terminal. This administration will not survive . . . What does everybody do, working together, to make sure that this administration, that is terminal, does not behave in a way that creates not only a governing crisis but a pandemic, not only across this country, but across the world?

. . . 

EUGENE ROBINSON: We seem to have entered, you called it terminal, an unacceptable zone, a kind of end-state of this administration . . . we are reaching a point where we all have to wonder: can we take two more years of this? And if we cannot, then what are we doing to do about it?


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