Morning Joe pounds Republicans for standing by as 'jackal' Trump wrecks the economy
Joe Scarborough (MSNBC)

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough blasted Republicans for standing by while President Donald Trump threatened decades of economic growth with pointless trade wars.


The "Morning Joe" host said the U.S. economy had grown since the so-called "American century" began at the end of World War II, but he said the president's policies were undoing those gains.

"People can bitch and whine all they want, they can complain all they want about, 'Washington doesn't work, this doesn't work, that doesn't work,'" Scarborough said.

"Our (gross domestic product) has been a consecutive straight line up because of the system that people from (Franklin D. Roosevelt), through Harry Truman, through 'Ike' (Eisenhower), through Kennedy, through Johnson, through Nixon, through Ford, through Carter, through Reagan, through Bush, through Clinton, through Bush, through Obama all fought for, and this jackal in the White House -- can I say that?" he continued.

"I don't even know what that means, but I think it works," Scarborough added. "This guy is going to change all of that. Yes, we've had more unprecedented economic growth than any country in the history of this planet, but I'm just going to change things because I feel like it."

"No, it's worse than that," co-host Mika Brzezinski added.

"We're going to see what happens," Scarborough said. "Mark it down. We're going the see what happens."