MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough blasted the Arizona crowd who cheered President Donald Trump’s attacks on their senator, John McCain, as he battles brain cancer.
The “Morning Joe” host was appalled that crowd members shouted out calls for McCain’s death as Trump attacked the Republican senator for casting the deciding vote against the repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
“Who talks like that?” Scarborough said. “But here’s another question: Who cheers at that? Who cheers when a man speaks derisively about an American war hero who has given his life to the people of Arizona and the United States of America in a POW camp, is battling brain cancer, is going through chemotherapy. And not only are they derisively going along with Donald Trump — but people are actually shouting that they want John McCain to die.”
Scarborough said he was sure McCain wasn’t personally offended, and co-host Willie Geist pointed out that Trump made no mention of the 10 missing or dead sailors following a crash involving the U.S. Navy ship named after the senator’s father and grandfather.
“Now John McCain’s a tough guy, he can handle that,” Scarborough said, “but Willie, who are these people that act like they’re cheering on a pep rally at a high school basketball game when he’s saying deeply, deeply offensive things about this country and about a lot of people that have given their lives to this country?”
William Barr personally gave order to disperse protesters ahead of Trump photo op, DOJ confirms
The Attorney General of the United States personally issued an order for peaceful protesters to be moved ahead of President Donald Trump's recent walk outside the White House grounds, a report said on Tuesday.
A Justice Department official confirmed to The Washington Post that Attorney General William Barr gave the order when he was seen outside the White House prior to the president's walk to St. John's Episcopal Church.
But on Monday, a White House spokesperson had denied that the protesters were moved to accommodate the president.
WATCH: White man fires his gun at George Floyd rally in Boise – and then gets arrested
On Tuesday, KTVB reported that a man from Garden City, Idaho has been arrested after firing a gun at the state house in Boise during a protest of the police killing of George Floyd.
"According to Boise police spokeswoman Haley Williams, the shot was fired into the ground. No one was injured and police are investigating the shooting 'as an unintentional or accidental discharge,'" said the report. "Michael Wallace, 18, was booked into the Ada County Jail on a misdemeanor charge of discharge of a firearm in city limits. He has since posted bond and been released."
Trump denounced after claiming Black jobs success — after Black unemployment doubled
President Donald Trump sang his own praises on Twitter after ordering Black Lives Matter protesters be dispersed so that he could score a photo-op outside the White House.
Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, Trump said that no president, other than Abraham Lincoln, has done more from the Black community than him.
Trump's comment ignores the work President Lyndon B. Johnson did in his promise to pass national civil rights legislation in 1964 when lobbied by Black activists, including Dr. Marth Luther King Jr. Efforts to register African-American voters in the South were still blocked.