It was on Friday that Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough was upset that Louisiana Senator John Kennedy called Speaker Nancy Pelosi "dumb." But that was then and this is now. Apparently, Scarborough doesn’t remember what he says from day-to-day. On Monday, he was up to his old tricks questioning whether President Trump is a Russian agent or simply a useful idiot.
When it comes to insulting and disrespecting President Trump in crude terms, Joe Scarborough is the veritable Don Rickles of political pundits. And so, Scarborough's faux-outrage rant this morning about a line Republican Senator John Kennedy used about Nancy Pelosi could go down as one of the most egregious examples of hypocrisy and lack of self-awareness in recorded television history.
Joe Scarborough goes on a sneering rant, claiming President Trump's rally in Kentucky caused the incumbent Republican governor, Matt Bevin, to lose. Scarborough repeatedly refers to the president as "Donald," at one point calling him, "son."
The liberal media will NEVER let Donald Trump have a win. The elimination of ISIS founder Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi should have been cause for celebration for every American, but liberal journalists discovered reasons to whine about it. This past month also saw lefty hosts mourn the loss of Democratic “rising star” Katie Hill. The following are some of the worst takes from liberal hosts and reporters over the past month.
Joe Scarborough turns his lonely eyes . . . to Fox News? Looks that way. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough dreamed of a scenario in which Fox News would turn against President Trump, thus bringing down his presidency. Scarborough analogized it to a "Cronkite moment." That was the moment in 1968 when CBS News anchorman Walter Cronkite essentially declared the Vietnam War unwinnable, thereby turning a chunk of American public opinion against it. LBJ was reported as having said at the time, “if I’ve lost Cronkite, I’ve lost Middle America.”
Not surprisingly, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough found plenty to complain about in President Trump’s speech announcing the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. During Monday’s edition of Morning Joe, Scarborough complained about how "the President of the United States went on talking about how Baghdadi died like a ‘dog, a coward...whimpering and sniveling.’” According to Scarborough, President Trump’s word choice made him sound more like two late Middle Eastern dictators than the President of the United States.
Joe Scarborough has a verbal tic—or is it a tick?—about bedbugs. When Doral was under consideration as the G-7 site, Scarborough, on multiple Morning Joe episodes, went on riffs about bedbugs at the hotel, playing off a lawsuit someone had brought about being bitten. On today's Morning Joe, Al Sharpton managed to work Doral bedbugs into the conversation. That triggered Joe's bedbug fascination yet again. In the course of 90 seconds, the b-word was mentioned no fewer than 18 times.
It was one year ago this October That Joe Scarborough boldly predicted Donald Trump would “cash out” and not run in 2020. Appearing on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, the Morning Joe host insisted that Trump won’t even run in 2020: “I don't think Donald Trump is going to run for reelection. He didn't want to be elected for president. He didn't think he was going to be elected.”
Following a discussion of President Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, on Thursday, MSNBC’s Morning Joe went far beyond standard criticism of the controversial foreign policy move and wildly claimed it was proof that Trump was “owned by Putin” and heading up a “criminal organization” that had been “laundering money” for the Russian autocrat for decades.
On today's Morning Joe, Deutsch managed to flout virtually every "ism" taboo imaginable in criticizing the Republican congressmen who yesterday stormed Adam Schiff's closed-door impeachment inquiry. Here was Deutsch: "Those white guys, those middle-aged, boring, nerdy-looking white guys walk down that [sic] steps was pathetic . . . these pathetic wienies walking down that step . . . How pathetic. And Willie and I were talking, just as men, how do you go home and look at your wives and look at your children? Just pathetic, pathetic people."
On today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough floated the fanciful notion that whereas in 2016 Trump supporters were unwilling to publicly admit that they were voting for him, now, despite polling data showing overwhelming Republican opposition to impeachment, the Trump base in fact secretly supports impeachment.
Looks like Hillary Clinton has an asset deep within the bowels of MSNBC. On Morning Joe, former Hillary campaign aide Adrienne Elrod, now an MSNBC contributor, vigorously defended Hillary's attack on Tulsi Gabbard, in which the failed 2016 presidential candidate alleged that the Russians were "grooming" Gabbard to be a third-party candidate. Elrod claimed that Hillary is "giving a very valid, very important warning," and went on to assert: