MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski railed against the low-quality individuals President Donald Trump has picked to staff his administration.
The “Morning Joe” hosts said Trump and his “clown show” campaign never expected to win the election, but were instead using the campaign to set up future business deals in Russia and elsewhere.
“Don’t elect people to office that don’t know what they are doing you need people that understand how Washington works,” Scarborough said. “It’s so complicated. It takes a long time to figure out how to run a large state, let alone run a country. They said, all of these people that worked in real estate or the fashion industry, ‘Oh, we’re smarter than everybody else.’ They have proven by not passing a single piece of legislation and humiliating America across the globe.”
Brzezinski said her brothers work in the foreign policy community, as their father did, and they’re “incredulous” that the Trump administration remains understaffed or staffed by unqualified individuals.
“The people close to the president, even as it started, Sean Spicer, Hope Hicks in her 20s, Jared (Kushner), Ivanka (Trump) that came from the fashion industry,” Brzezinski said. “They’re all very nice, if you meet them on the street, they’re very nice people. Do you want them running the country?”
She said it’s simply not acceptable that those inexperienced staffers are advising the president on the most important issues facing the United States.
“These are the people that the president is bringing into his most private meetings for his most private counsel for guidance,” Brzezinski said. “Let’s just be fair across the board, male or female, the people in there are not up to it — not even close. They don’t even come from any type of government experience, and they’ve done nothing but make this president worse.”
Scarborough singled out Kushner, whom he knows well, as inexperienced and unwilling to learn the nuances of his job as senior White House adviser.
“I have spoken with him a lot, I like Jared, but any time he tried to explain the history of the Middle East, he didn’t want to, he didn’t want to hear it,” Scarborough said. “He said, ‘I’m tired of the talking. We don’t need to read history books.’ Here is a guy — how old is he, 34, 35? — I’m sure he’s great in real estate and everything else, but the point is that this entire administration has shunned experts.”
“If you don’t think running Washington, D.C., is harder than running a real estate company in New York City, you are out of your mind, you have no idea,” he added.
Former FBI agent Clint Watts offered a concise explanation for the Trump team’s inexperience and stubborn resistance to learning.
“If you are born into privilege and everything is handed to you, why learn if you can beat the system without learning?” Watts said. “From their perspective, (it’s), ‘Hey, I got the job. I didn’t have as to waste this time like you silly fools did, going and getting school certifications and experience.’ That’s now coming back to haunt them, because they have to do the work in this situation. They actually have to make these situations work out, so I think it’s just now hitting them. It’s a year later. I think they were surprised the first six months they got to job, the second six months how hard it is. The second six months they are figuring out where the exit door is.”
Gay man’s family cut off his ear after he came out
A teen man came out to his parents and in response his dad severely mutilated him, reports Gay Star News.
The 19-year-old was then locked in a closet, where he tried not to bleed to death.
The teen is from The Gambia and is trying to get asylum in The Netherlands.
“I was so afraid to tell my family about my sexuality,” he said.
“I thought, maybe, my family will accept me because I am their family. This is who I am.”
“That was the biggest mistake I ever made.”
WATCH: GOP lawmaker has a meltdown on the House floor over resolution condemning Trump’s racism
As the House of Representatives debated a resolution that condemned President Donald Trump for making racist tweets, Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) had an emotional meltdown in which he said Trump couldn't be a racist because he never specifically mentioned anyone's race.
On Sunday, Trump told Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) to "go back" to the countries they came from, despite the fact that all four women are American citizens and three of them were born in the United States.
Duffy, however, insisted that there was nothing racist about telling American citizens of color to "go back" to foreign countries even though most of them were born in the U.S.
GOP strategist calls Trump ‘a vile racist’ — who is counting on white voters being just as racist as he is
Republican strategist Rick Tyler told MSNBC Tuesday that President Donald Trump is clearly doubling-down on his attempts to court an all-white voting bloc for 2020. Tyler called it "vile" and "racist," noting that he doesn't say those words lightly.
Citing Washington Post reporter Phil Rucker, Tyler agreed that the Republican Party is trying to twist the issue to make it about ideology and not race. However, Trump never attacked specific issues; he told the women to go back to their countries of origin and called them terrorists.