It seems so long ago that Donald Trump was warmly favored by Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, the duo hanging out at Mar-a-Lago over the holidays and hailing him as a "masterful politician." Now, every day, Scarborough rips into Trump in the most personal terms, and even rips his wife. In a remarkably bitter attack on Wednesday morning, the MSNBC host savaged Melania Trump as "shameless, absolutely shameless."
Scarborough was incensed that in her speech last night at the RNC convention, Melania criticized people who are mean on social media, but had not criticized President Trump's tweets about poor Joe and Mika, as if they never engage in mean-spirited personal attacks on their program.
Scarborough, making it all about himself, repeatedly condemned Trump's tweet about Mika's facelift, and tweets, as here, suggesting Scarborough might be responsible for the death of an aide Lori Klausutis back when he was in Congress. He resigned shortly after.
Joe Scarborough is fueled by a seething hatred of Donald Trump, and an implacable desire for revenge.
Here's the transcript.
6:02 am EDT
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Very, very interesting, Willie, that if you looked at this night, it really was an alternative, alternative reality. You had Larry Kudlow talking about the coronavirus in the past tense.
You also had Melania actually criticizing people who were mean on social media, and gossipers. Of course, never heard her criticize her own husband when he said that Mika was bleeding badly from a facelift or when I was a murderer, or when a woman who had passed away tragically 19 years ago, her husband was begging Donald Trump to stop being so hateful and causing their family extraordinary pain. Begging him to stop and he just continued over and over again causing pain for that family.
I'm just--never heard Melania say anything then. Never heard her say anything when Donald Trump talked about bleeding badly from a face lift. But somebody used her child’s name in a pun and oh, my God: locusts were descending from the heavens. It was the end of the world.
So I guess she’s fine with Donald Trump savaging other people every day, causing immeasurable pain, being the most extraordinarily hateful, malevolent force in American politics on a personal level in his constant daily attacks. But she’s going to stand up and lecture about gossip? She? She’s inside the house. Gonna little lecture about gossip?! And she’s going to lecture about the meanness of — social media?
I mean, seriously. Talk about being shameless, absolutely shameless.
From there, Scarborough ripped former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi for her speech attacking Hunter Biden for enriching himself in Ukraine while his daddy was vice president and managing the Ukraine portfolio for Barack Obama. Like a good Democrat, he dismissed the whole convention night: "it's incredible, a night of alternative reality, alternative facts."