MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said President Donald Trump doesn’t understand much about his job — but he should understand why his daughter cannot use her personal email to conduct government business.
The “Morning Joe” host hammered Ivanka Trump for making the same mistake as Hillary Clinton — which the president made the centerpiece of his successful campaign against the former secretary of state.
“We’ve said time and again,” Scarborough said, “that so much of what Donald Trump does is just out of ignorance. He’s never read history, he’s never understood history, he’s never cared to understand history. He still doesn’t care to understand history or what constitutional norms are or what a president can and cannot do, what the president should or shouldn’t do.”
But there’s no excuse for Ivanka Trump conducting government business by personal email, he said.
“They knew because they were leading chants for a year and a half to imprison a political opponent because she used a private email server for public business,” Scarborough said. “In fact, Donald Trump brought it up at the second debate, said he was going to get an independent counsel to investigate it, said he was going to lock her up. There is no way, these Trumps — they don’t understand government, they never did understand government, they don’t care to understand government. I know firsthand.”
“They think they are smarter than everybody else, that they are not — they are not chained to history,” he added. “Well, they are. But in this case, she knew better, and she chose to break the law anyway.”