Turn out the lights, the election's over, and Trump has lost!
So says Joe "Swami" Scarborough. On today's Morning Joe, Swami Scarborough repeatedly ripped as "idiots" Republicans who favor a faster re-opening of the country, and ultimately said:
"These conserv -- not conservatives, they're idiots. These Trumpists who think that they're finding a way forward politically by attacking stay-at-home orders, they're the 10%, they're the 15%, they're in a minority. If they think this is how they're going to rebuild the future of the Republican party after Trump loses this fall, they are badly mistaken!"
So done deal: Trump will lose this fall. Except . . .
The election is more than six months away. And this divination of Trump's doom is from the same Swami Scarborough who three months before the 2016 election said Trump "knows he's going to lose." And when asked by Willie Geist whether he believed the Republicans won't win the presidency, replied: "I believe that without a doubt. I believe that without a doubt."
So you might not want to bet the farm on what Swami Scarborough says!
Here's the transcript.
6:15 am EDT
JOE SCARBOROUGH: You look at those numbers from this poll, the NPR poll matches, the Pew poll matches, other polls that have been out that show an overwhelming majority of Americans think that their governors are doing the right thing. That their governors are being responsible. I’d love to put that poll back up that shows 85% of Americans think it’s a bad idea, and mark me as one of those Americans, even though I’m saying reopen the parks, let people walk on beaches, reopen public spaces, let people socially-distance safely, let’s start figuring out a way to move towards reopening the economy.
But reopening schools, 85% of Americans think this is a bad idea. And yet you have Donald Trump going out, suggesting that schools reopen this year. And you have the Attorney General of the United States of America, at the same time Donald Trump puts out guidelines that he’s now — he’s already forgotten the guidelines that he put out.
And so these conserv — not conservatives, they’re idiots. These Trumpists who think that they’re finding a way forward politically by attacking stay-at-home orders, they’re the 10%. They’re the 15%. They’re in the minority.
If they think this is how they’re going to build the future of the Republican party after Trump loses this fall, they are badly mistaken.