Scarborough Mocks Trump’s ‘Mission Accomplished’ Tweet: Should’ve Also Said ‘I Am Not A Crook’

Joe Scarborough mocked President Donald Trump for tweeting the phrase “mission accomplished” after the US strikes in Syria, as George W. Bush infamously printed the same words on a banner he used while giving a speech in 2003 on the for from accomplished Iraq War. “Could not have had a better result,” tweeted Trump on Saturday. “Mission Accomplished!” While Scarborough passionately supported the Iraq War himself — which ultimately lasted until 2011, eight years after Bush’s “mission accomplished” moment — he still tore into the president for using the war terminology of his Republican predecessor. “Why didn’t he channel Nixon and say I am not a crook?” joked the Morning Joe host — referencing Richard Nixon’s famous defense he used before the Watergate scandal broke open. “There are phrases you just don’t use. Mission accomplished would be one. Especially on the most complicated theater on the planet. We have such long road ahead of us, not the United States, but the international community in Syria. To say mission accomplished after dropping a couple missiles.” Since initially tweeting the phrase, the president has defended his use of “mission accomplished”:
“The Syrian raid was so perfectly carried out, with such precision, that the only way the Fake News Media could demean was by my use of the term ‘Mission Accomplished.’ I knew they would seize on this but felt it is such a great Military term, it should be brought back. Use often!”

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