MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough laughed out loud after watching video of President Donald Trump calling on a biker group to violently confront Antifa activists.
The president described anti-fascists as “bad people” during a rally Sunday in Macon, Georgia, and urged “Bikers for Trump” to violently clash with them.
“I’ve got to say it’s kind of crazy, just kind of crazy,” Scarborough said, after hooting with laughter. “I don’t think it’s helping either, because if you look at the polls that are coming out.”
Co-host Mika Brzezinski said Trump loved to incite violence with lurid fantasies, but Scarborough said nothing good would come from using biker groups for security.
“What does that even mean?” he said. “Did he not see what happened when Mick Jagger hired Hells Angels at Altamont?”
Hells Angel Alan Passaro fatally stabbed 18-year-old Meredith Hunter at the infamous 1969 music festival at a California speedway after the black teen attempted to climb onstage as the Rolling Stones performed, and then drew a pistol after he was confronted by the biker security guards.
“It’s a very short step from that rhetoric to saying that I want some volunteer citizens to provide security at my rallies and to bring their weapons,” Scarborough said. “That puts us spiraling into a terrible direction.”
Progressive reformer claims victory in fiercely-contested Queens DA race
Progressive reformer Tiffany Cabán has declared victory in her campaign versus Melinda Katz in the Queens District Attorney race.
With 99% of precincts reporting, Cabán held a lead of 1,090 votes, The New York Times reports.
Cabán was backed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
Katz was backed by Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), who chairs the Queens Democratic Party, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY)
New 2020 poll shows Trump trailing all Democrats — some by double-digits
President Donald Trump trails all of his Democratic rivals in hypothetical matchups of the 2020 presidential race, according to the result of a new poll released Tuesday.
The survey, conducted by Emerson Polling, found that the president lags behind former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., by 10 points nationally — 45 percent to 55 percent. He also trails Sen. Elizabeth Warren by six points — 47 percent to 53 percent —and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg by four points — 48 percent to 52 percent.
Beto O’Rourke’s ‘war tax’ policy proposal is straight out of ‘Starship Troopers’
Amid an overcrowded Democratic presidential candidate field, it's hard to distinguish yourself from the pack if you don't slot easily into the scale that runs from "pro-corporate centrist" to "left-populist." If you're former Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke — who falls somewhere in the middle, politically, and somewhere towards the top, looks-wise — you pull a militaristic policy proposal out of your hat that recalls some of the most campy pseudo-fascist sci-fi ever written.