‘Son of a Bitch’: Scarborough Speculates 7-D Chess at Work With Missing Aircraft Carrier

Morning Joe opened the show, Thursday, with more questions than answers, specifically over why Donald Trump and other administration officials said the U.S. aircraft carrier Carl Vinson was heading toward North Korea when, in fact, it was heading in the opposite direction. “Allies like South Korea [are] being left feeling ‘was this deliberate deception or a snafu, miscommunication between the Pentagon and the White House,'” BBC’s Katty Kay said gravely. Show co-host Joe Scarborough, however, didn’t see it that way. “I think this is a big nothing burger,” he said. “When you’re going up against the North Koreans, it’s just like, about Putin. Putin is back on his heels rights now for the first time in probably 10 years. We struck him in Syria when he thought he had played Donald Trump” (it is a little curious that Scarborough would open his show with a story he thinks is “nothing burger”) When other panelists suggested the episode showed incompetence more than anything else, Scarborough doubled down. “I think what the Chinese are saying is, ‘son of a bitch, we’re going up against somebody that’s like us. We’re going up against an American president that doesn’t play by the rules.'” Clearly 7-D chess. Watch above [image via screengrab]  

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