During Monday’s “Morning Joe,” MSNBC co-host Joe Scarborough was disgusted by President Donald Trump’s Saturday rally in Pennsylvania, so much so, he said it reminded him of a dictator.
“The booing is getting stronger by the day whenever he goes out there and whips up like it’s a Mussolini rally,” Trump said. “Yes, that’s what I said.”
The president went on to bash journalists Chuck Todd and Maggie Haberman.
“There is certainly nothing American about what Donald Trump did in Pennsylvania when he tries to turn an entire audience, whether it’s against Katy Tur or Chuck Todd and this weekend he went after Maggie Haberman,” Scarborough said. “When you’re in rallies like that and you whip your supporters into a frenzy, there are real life consequences to that. Threats follow, often death threats.”
Frequent “Morning Joe” guest Mike Barnicle responded to say that the president’s constant attacks on the media have worked and seeped into the general populous to discredit any and all information.
“(Trump) said there’s lots of evil in Washington, D.C. Lots of bad people. And the president of the United States has injected, successfully, a slow poison into the culture of this country,” he explained.
Opinion writer Noah Rothman disagreed, saying that the public is smarter than that. His evidence is that the Pennsylvania race is competitive.
“The reason this is a competitive race and we’re likely to see some democratic victories in November is because of Donald Trump,” he said. “This is a values election. This is a referendum on Donald Trump and his behavior. Behavior like that is precisely why voters will go to the polls to register their dissatisfaction with this president.”
Watch the full discussion below: