Did Joe Scarborough just call Elizabeth Warren a liar on her claim that Bernie Sanders told her "a woman can't win?" Viewing Joe's skeptical expression on Tuesday's Morning Joe in the screencap, and listening to his words, the conclusion over this unproven CNN scoop would appear to be: yeah, he did! At the very least, Scarborough expressed deep skepticism over Warren's version of events.
Sanders can deny this conversation happened, but nobody has a recording, so he's basically painted as a sexist. Here's CNN's less-than-telling description of the sources: "The description of that meeting is based on the accounts of four people: two people Warren spoke with directly soon after the encounter, and two people familiar with the meeting."
Scarborough obviously knew he was wading into deep water, prefacing his remarks by claiming, "I'm not getting on anybody's side." Yeah, right. Joe then proceeded to administer this tomahawk chop to Warren:
"Do any of us really believe that Bernie Sanders is going to say [imitating Sanders' voice], "I don’t think a woman can win, Elizabeth." Nobody's going -- come on -- who’s going to say that?"
Al Sharpton seconded Joe's skepticism, "And he certainly wouldn’t say it to Elizabeth Warren."
An excited Scarborough responded: "That's what I’m saying! Who’s going to say that?" Sharpton added "It is very doubtful." (Sharpton knows something about making up hoaxes.)
Scarborough hit Warren where it hurts: on her growing reputation for serial dissimulation. On everything from her Native American heritage, to getting fired for being pregnant, to having sent her kids to public school, Warren and the truth have gotten repeatedly tangled.
Prior to Scarborough's suggestion that Warren was lying, the panel's consensus was that the spat between Bernie and Liz redounds to Biden's benefit. Is the MSM starting to circle the wagons around good ol' Joe?