MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said there's no sugarcoating the explanation for President Donald Trump's attacks on U.S. intelligence, military officials and law enforcement agencies.
The "Morning Joe" host said it should be obvious by now that the president has adopted the position of his Russian counterpart against American authorities.
"People need to stop saying that Donald Trump is taking a different position than all of his intel chiefs and from the United States military, from the CIA director, from the NSA, from the FBI director, from all the directors that he himself selected, all Republicans," Scarborough said.
"We need to stop saying Donald Trump is taking a position different from them and need to say the truth," he added, "which is Donald Trump is adopting Vladimir Putin's position on the FBI, on CIA, on Dan Coates, on every intel leader, the military intelligence leaders. He has decided he is going to adopt the position of an ex-KGB agent."