Morning Joe panel torches Trump lovers for cheering lies about the wall: 'It all seems racist, sorry'
Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough (MSNBC)

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough ripped President Donald Trump's supporters for buying into his lies about a border wall.


The president may force another government shutdown in another bid to get funding for his wall and impress conservative TV pundits, but the "Morning Joe" host said Congress and the courts will likely stop him from making good on the campaign stunt.

"Those people in the crowds, when Donald Trump tells them he's building the wall, that they've been building the wall, go to the Rio Grand (and) check it out -- do they know that he's a liar?" Scarborough said. "Do they know he's lying to them?"

"They're not that stupid," he added. "They have to know no wall is being built when he keeps telling them he's building the wall. By the way, if he's building the wall, then why are they holding signs that say, 'build that wall?' Do they know he's a liar but they don't care, it's just a great show?"

Trump has threatened to declare a national emergency if Congress won't give him the funds, and he's also looking at various other gambits to pay for the wall, which he promised Mexico would do, and the panelists said his plans were slapdash and unlikely to come together.

"It all seems racist, sorry," said co-host Mika Brzezinski.