Joe Scarborough is no longer a member of the Republican party, but he still claims status as a proud conservative. But anyone watching his passionate frustration with the Democratic party on Morning Joe today might think he’s tipped fully to the blue side of the aisle. Though it’s better analysis that the avowed sports fan is just tired of watching a blow-out and his cheering for a closer game. After airing clips of President Donald Trump deriding Democrats during a political rally last night in the most simplistic and banal ways, Scarborough exasperated of the Dems “they’re just depressed right now.” He then seemed to channel the head football coach at his favorite college football team, Alabama’s Nick Saban, and went off on what he saw as weak and soft Democratic party leaders in comparison to their tougher Republican counterparts. “I’m sitting there going, you know, as a former Republican, when Continue reading "Scarborough Blasts Dem’s Weak Messaging: Republicans ‘Knock People’s Heads Off Their Shoulders’"
On Thursday night, MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough weighed in on the ongoing controversy surrounding the reported death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Brzezinski began by telling Stephen Colbert that Donald Trump has gotten “really good at being a really bad president” during the past two news cycles, citing his handling of the contentious confirmation battle of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and now he’s making us “look like a joke around the world” with his handling of Saudi Arabia. “Every time he opens his mouth, we go down a peg internationally,” Brzezinski said. “We’re gonna pay for that for years to come.” The Late Show host then pressed the Morning Joe co-host on how “we’ll pay for it” since the rapid news cycle often makes major news stories ancient history. “Because this president has been calling the press the ‘enemy of the people’ and I can tell Continue reading "Mika Brzezinski Blames Khashoggi’s Death on Trump For Calling Press ‘The Enemy’: We Wont Let This Go"
On Thursday night, MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski appeared on The Late Show and gave their thoughts on 2020. Stephen Colbert began by asking them who they thought are “reasonable” Democratic hopefuls that they think are running. “It looks like that Joe Biden is running. I think John Kerry is gonna run,” Brzezinski responded. “I love Kamala Harris.” Colbert then pivoted to the GOP side and asked the Morning Joe co-hosts if they think anyone will challenge President Donald Trump in the primaries. Scarborough believed so… but not for the reason you think. “I don’t think they will have to step up to challenge Donald Trump because I don’t think Donald Trump is going to run for reelection,” Scarborough told Colbert. “He didn’t want to be elected president, he didn’t think he was going to be elected. He didn’t even think he was going to get the Continue reading "Joe Scarborough Predicts Trump Won’t Seek Reelection in 2020: ‘He Didn’t Want To Be Elected President’"
During a press gaggle in the Oval Office yesterday, President Donald Trump appeared to demur on any forceful actions or investigations into the alleged political assassination of Washington Post columnist and Saudi national Jamal Khashoggi. Morning Joe opened today’s show with an edited segment of Trump’s noncommittal comments alongside his insistence that the Saudis are an ally of the United States, ostensibly due to the hundreds of millions of dollars they spend on military equipment from U.S. companies. If it appears that Trump’s rhetoric is placing financial gains over justice for a murdered American resident, well then you will be in agreement with Morning Joe co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, who absolutely blasted the Commander in Chief for what they call “moral impotence” in dealing with a country that was the home of 15 of the 19 terrorists who attacked the United States on 9/11. Scarborough called the Continue reading "Morning Joe Blasts Trump’s ‘Moral Impotence’: ‘World is Watching’ and ‘Seems You Are for Sale’"
The story of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi took another strange turn when President Donald Trump seemed to confirm the Washington Post’s journalists death during an improvised press gaggle on the White House lawn. It was the first we’d heard any official discussed his killing when the Commander in Chief floated a “rogue killers” theory that seemed to cue the Saudia Arabian Royal Family to prepare a similar explanation of an “interrogation gone wrong.” The Morning Joe panel opened today’s show with this subject, led by host Joe Scarborough who expressed great cynicism at how the Trump administration appears to be playing “PR man for the Saudis” in this story, “But right now, the Saudis and Donald Trump find themselves in a position where they’re desperate to keep investment going into Saudi Arabia,” Scarborough noted, before likening this to Trump’s arrangement with Vladimir Putin and Russia. “Just like the Russians poured Continue reading "Scarborough on Saudis: ‘This Isn’t About Human Rights; This Is About Trump Organization Money’"
Morning Joe opened their show this morning with a collectively stunned reaction from President Donald Trump’s wide-ranging and free-form 60 Minutes interview with Lesley Stahl. In the view of hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, the Commander in Chief came off as a “big baby” and appeared ill-equipped and unfit to lead the country.” Frequent contributor John Heilemann chimed in with an “emperor’s got no clothes” reference but it was panelist John Podhoretz who finally arrived at providing analysis of Trump’s particular rhetoric on display. “It was Trump coming fully out and saying I am running — I wouldn’t say immoral, but ‘beyond moral’ presidency,” said the consistently besweatered contributor. Later in a 20-minute segment (of which only four minutes are excerpted here), Scarborough ridiculed Trump’s response to Stahl’s questioning about dealing with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, saying”how could conservatives not be shocked and offended by what Continue reading "Morning Joe Slams Trump’s 60 Minutes Hit: Came Off as ‘Big Baby’; ‘Ill-Equipped and Unfit to Lead’"
Morning Joe went all in on the sad and strange circumstances surrounding the apparent political assassination of Saudi Arabian dissident and Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The vocal critic of the Saudi royal family was reportedly killed and dismembered at a Turkish embassy after he had ostensibly posed a political threat to the current power structure in Saudi Arabia. President Donald Trump has thus far kept his powder dry in terms of a diplomatic response to the alleged murder of the United States resident. When recently asked about an agreed upon $110 million arms deal between the United States and Saudi Arabia, Trump said he saw no reason to kill that deal as a consequence for Khashoggi’s murder. In host Joe Scarborough’s esteem, there is one primary reason for Trump’s demurring on any diplomatic action: “it’s all about the money.” Hitting a note that he’s hit before, Scarborough firmly Continue reading "Joe Scarborough on US Reaction to Missing Journalist: ‘Sad and Pathetic’ Trump is ‘All About Money’"