If there was on single pull-quote from the Sunday morning talk shows, it was Rudy Giuliani’s proclaiming to Chuck Todd that the”truth isn’t truth” on Meet the Press. Morning Joe opened today’s show discussing Giuliani’s apparent assault on the truth, and host Joe Scarborough did not disappoint loyal viewers tuning in to hear him lace into President Donald Trump’s personal attorney. While tossing to presidential historian (and former Newsweek Editor in Chief) Jon Meacham, Scarborough said: “Everybody knows that Rudy Giuliani is lying, even Trump.” Meacham agreed and the two pointed out previous examples of this administration obfuscation of objective truths. There was Kellyanne Conway’s famous “alternative facts,” and President Trump’s telling his rally-goers “what you are seeing and what you are reading is not what’s happening”. After comparing Donald Trump to an embattled Richard Nixon, Meacham ended with “The most pernicious part of the entire era Continue reading "Joe Scarborough: ‘Everyone Knows Rudy Giuliani Is Lying, Even Trump!’"
Joe Scarborough mocked a recurring figure of his disdain on Morning Joe Monday: Rudy Giuliani, once America’s Mayor, now President Donald Trump‘s cable news happy lawyer. Giuliani’s latest botched media appearance came Sunday, when he appeared on CNN’s State of the Union to insist that Trump never told former FBI Director James Comey to give Michael Flynn a break. Just a month ago, Giuliani said on ABC News that Trump told Comey to give Flynn a break. Tapper had the video, and confronted him with it, to comical results. After playing those videos, Scarborough burst out laughing. “What are we to make of that?” the MSNBC host asked. “Is Rudy Giuliani making it up as he goes along? Is he purposefully lying? Does he have early onset of dementia?” “I don’t want to rule out early offset,” John Heilemann joked, before saying he’s likely making things Continue reading "Joe Scarborough Mocks Giuliani’s Contradictory Statements: Does He Have Dementia?"
Joe Scarborough decried the immigration rhetoric of President Donald Trump — and his supporters, like Laura Ingraham and Corey Stewart — on Morning Joe Friday, pointing to famous immigrants who found success in the United States. Ingraham faced backlash this week after saying on her Fox News show this week that “the America that we know and love doesn’t exist anymore” because of “massive demographic changes.” Stewart is, of course, the Trump-endorsed, pro-secession Republican nominee for Senate from Virginia with extensive ties to white nationalists. “All of this talk, from Laura Ingraham to Corey Stewart, overlooks one small detail of American history,” Scarborough said on Morning Joe Friday. “That many Americans said the same ignorant thing hundreds of years ago, and 150 years ago when the Irish came. They said the same ignorant things when the Germans came. They said the same ignorant things when the Italians came to Continue reading "Joe Scarborough: Einstein ‘May Have Ended Up in Nazi Concentration Camp’ Under Trump’s Immigration Viewpoint"
Morning Joe aired two clips first thing on Friday, both showing conservatives talking immigration. One made MSNBC’s liberal host Mika Brzezinski cry on live television, the other she called “very trashy, very ugly and sad.” The first was of Laura Ingraham, the Fox News host who faced a brutal backlash after saying on her show this week that “the America that we know and love doesn’t exist anymore” because of “massive demographic changes.” The second was of former President Ronald Reagan, patron saint of Republicans, in his famous final speech: “You can go to live in France, but you cannot become a Frenchman. You can go to live in Germany or Turkey or Japan, but you cannot become a German, a Turk, or a Japanese. But anyone, from any corner of the Earth, can come to live in America and become an American.” “So nearly 30 years Continue reading "Reagan Speech Brings Mika Brzezinski to Tears, Unlike Laura Ingraham’s ‘Trashy, Very Ugly and Very Sad’ Remarks"
In light of the news that Representative Chris Collins (R-NY) is being charged with insider trading, Joe Scarborough is blasting President Trump and saying his promise to “drain the swamp” was clearly bogus. Collins was one of the first congressional figures to support Trump during the 2016 election, and that fact isn’t being lost on political observers now that Collins is being investigated for securities fraud, wire fraud and false statements. When Scarborough went over this today on Morning Joe, he argued that between this and all of the shadiness from Michael Cohen, Wilbur Ross, Scott Pruitt and Tom Price, Trump has only succeeded in making the D.C. swamp even swampier than before. “Talk about the swamp! It’s now up to Trump’s neck,” Scarborough said. “There is such a culture of corruption there. Somebody yesterday said that Collins had to feel picked on when you had Wilbur Continue reading "Morning Joe Slams GOP’s ‘Culture of Corruption’ Amid Chris Collins’ Arrest: The Swamp is Up to Trump’s Neck"
Joe Scarborough blasted Devin Nunes on Thursday over the congressman’s newly-revealed statements about doing everything he can to protect President Trump from the ongoing investigations into Russia. The conversations on Morning Joe revolved around the tapes Rachel Maddow obtained last night with audio of Nunes telling fellow Republicans “we’re the only ones” who can save Trump from Robert Mueller. As Kasie Hunt noted how the tape raises questions about whether the GOP as a whole will protect Trump “at all costs,” Scarborough compared the House Intelligence Committee chairman and members of the House Freedom Caucus to the “useful idiots” who would apologize for America during the Cold War.
“We Republicans excoriated them, called them useful idiots for always apologizing for the Russians and always being part of the blame America first crowd. Well, when you look at what leaders of the Freedom Caucus are doing, when you look at what Continue reading "Joe Scarborough Tears Devin Nunes, House Freedom Caucus: They’re Protecting Putin, Covering Up Russia’s Crimes"
Joe Scarborough swiped at Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Morning Joe Thursday, lamenting that he has to “look for excuses” for “America’s mayor.” Morning Joe covered Giuliani’s latest comments, to Fox News’ Sean Hannity, calling Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation “illegitimate,” and accusing him of trying to trap Trump into perjury. “With Rudy Giuliani going around, his eyes bulging while he’s talking and looking disoriented, you look for excuses for America’s mayor, for being this wildly off base,” Scarborough said. “Again, we just showed off the top of the show all of the members of the Trump Administration and the Trump campaign that have already been indicted, and are also — that have also pled guilty.” “Rudy Giuliani says that they have nothing?” Scarborough asked. “They already have Trump’s second campaign manager. Indicted. Trump’s deputy campaign manager, indicted. Trump’s national security adviser, indicted. The Continue reading "Scarborough Rips Giuliani’s Smear of Mueller Probe: ‘Eye’s Are Bulging,’ He’s ‘Looking Disoriented’"