Amid all of the speculation surrounding a possible presidential run by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Daily Show host Jon Stewart singled out MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough for hypocritically criticizing Clinton’s silence on the issue.
Scarborough complained on Monday that Clinton, who recently visited Iowa for Sen. Tom Harkin’s (D-IA) “Steak Fry” event, has been “on a glorified book tour” looking for people to ask her if she’s running so she can say she doesn’t know, describing it as “why Americans hate politics.”
“I don’t want to see you eating steak,” Scarborough said angrily. “If you’re gonna run, just say you’re gonna run and stop playing games.”
But Stewart showed footage of Scarborough doing much the same thing, with his own book promotion event in New Hampshire this past March getting the benefit of a “presidential campaign patina,” right down to the Morning Joe host dodging a question about his own political ambitions and saying he hadn’t ruled out running in 2016.
“If you’re gonna run, just say you’re gonna run and stop playing games,” Stewart exclaimed, turning Scarborough’s words against him.
For his part, Stewart admitted he was interested in one potential candidate: the squirrel who made an appearance during an ABC News interview with Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) aired over the weekend.
“It’s just really f*cking hard to focus,” Stewart said after showing the squirrel running behind Sanders. “Given the choice between Bernie Sanders and squirrel! you gotta go with squirrel!”
Watch Stewart’s commentary, as posted online on Tuesday, below.