Joe Scarborough did stop short of stamping his feet . . .
Poor Joe. The guy touted the 4.9 percent economic growth rate that came out and was so upset that Biden is not getting the credit for the economy that Scarborough thinks he deserves, that the Morning Joe host banged his hands on the desk in frustration today.
It got even worse for poor Joe. Scarborough lamented that unless the Biden campaign can inspire young, black, and Latino voters to turn out in record numbers:
"Donald Trump, if things keep going, is going to be the next President of the United States."
Al Sharpton chipped in to suggest that Biden might need a "new team" to improve his messaging. Sharpton also took a shot at Biden himself, saying:
"The worst thing in the world is to have a good message, and the messenger is not getting it out. And that's what's happening."
"Rev Al" also echoed Scarborough's grim prediction of where this election is headed. He suggested that Democrats try to scare voters into voting for Biden by saying:
"Right now, Donald Trump will be president, and we'll have to get on the federal prison visitors' list to talk to him."
We all remember the glum, crying, faces across Democrat/MSM land on Election Night 2016. But that will look, in comparison, like the celebration by the Super Bowl champions should Trump pull off the win in 2024!
Joe Scarborough getting frustrated over Biden failing to get credit for the economy, and predicting that unless things change, Trump will win in 2024, was sponsored in part by Liberty Mutual, Constant Contact, and DirecTV.
Here's the transcript.
6:49 am EDT
WILLIE GEIST: Yesterday, we learned the GDP rose at nearly 5% [Scarborough heard making a sound of amazement] in the third quarter, beating expectations.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Wow.
GEIST: Nearly half of that growth came from consumer spending.
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JOE SCARBOROUGH: Katty, I, um, I wouldn't have believed it, the number came across. I thought it was a mistake. I really did, on the first breaking news. Because, you know, we used to see stuff like that, what, in the '60s? Couple, couple of times in the '80s. But that's, that's extraordinarily well.
. . .
Here's the thousand-dollar question. I mean, you compare the United States economy to Britain's economy, to France's economy, to any economies across the world in the West, and we're doing somuch better. There's no doubt about it.
And yet, you look at the polls, and Joe Biden is getting no credit for this at all. The whole Bidenomics rollout deal was a complete disaster. It's crazy, these numbers. You know, you ask people, are you better now, better off now than you were a year ago? And 75% will say, oh yeah, we're doing better. The next question will be, how is the economy doing? Everybody will go, it's just absolutely terrible. It's the worst it's ever been, and it's going to get even worse.
[Starts beating hand on table] The negativity does not line up with what people are seeing in their own bank accounts. Why?
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They've got to bring together the base. That's the first step. And, and, and Rev, we had this discussion last night. Young voters, not inspired by Joe Biden. Black voters, the numbers just aren't there for Joe Biden. Hispanic voters, Latino voters, the numbers just aren't there for Joe Biden.
Donald Trump, if things keep going, is going to be the next President of the United States, if Joe Biden and the White House team doesn't figure out how to inspire young voters, black voters, and Hispanic voters to go out, and not just vote, but vote at record numbers.
AL SHARPTON: I think that it is clear that he needs to have a new strategy—if not a new team—that's dealing with his messaging, that can target in these areas that we're not seeing enthusiasm. Black voters, young voters, Latino voters, with a direct message.
Black unemployment is lower than it's ever been, but you know who doesn't really understand that? Black voters. Because no one is saying that to them.
SCARBOROUGH: How, how many times a day would Donald Trump be saying that if that were the case? How many times?
SHARPTON: He's probably be saying it often. It just wouldn't be true.
SCARBOROUGH: I know. But I'm saying, if, if, if Trump had Biden's numbers.
SCARBOROUGH: He'd be talking about them all day. That's all he'd be talking about. He would be saying, greatest economy ever. Greatest economy ever.
I saw Trump do this when he had, like, the seventh best GDP economy since the end of the Second World War. But he kept saying it. And then the media kept saying well of course, this is the best economy ever.
But Biden is not hammering that message home. And, I mean, you can do two things at once. You can say best economy ever while you're going after Donald Trump for being a crook.
SHARPTON: No, I can say as a preacher, the worst thing in the world is to have a good message, and the messenger is not getting it out. And that's what's happening.
He has something to argue. Even though we have unequal parts of unemployment, black unemployment is higher than white, it's still lower than it's ever been.
Students -- we were the ones that put through student loans, and the Republican-stacked Supreme Court stopped us from doing it. Why aren't you targeting that message?
SHARPTONL: I think that they have something that they can put forth. They are not doing it.
And, take on the opponent! And say, yes, right now, Donald Trump will be president, and we'll have to get on the federal prison visitors' list to talk to him.