"Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough on Wednesday put President Donald Trump's escalating attacks on the American press in perspective -- and he said Trump is only ramping them up because he knows something big is about to drop.
After playing clips from Tuesday's Trump rally, in which he whipped his supporters into a frenzy to attack the media, Scarborough explained that these attacks were all part of a bigger strategy to make sure his supporters are insulated from negative information about the president.
"It is a strategy, and it's just like Rudy Giuliani bumbling around on TV," he said. "They know now more really, really bad news is coming."
Scarborough then elaborated on what he thinks that "bad news" might be, and he speculated that the recent leak that Michael Cohen would be willing to tell special counsel Robert Mueller that Trump knew about the 2016 Trump Tower meeting with Russian agents would be a big part of it.
"It will show Donald Trump lied about everything involving that meeting where they were conspiring with Russians," he said. "A criminal conspiracy, possibly. He distracts the people in the crowd, calls it fake news, and hopes he can get away with crimes."
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