MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough ridiculed President Donald Trump’s efforts to fight impeachment — which is quickly growing in public support.
A new Fox News poll shows a record-high 51 percent want Trump impeached and removed, while just 40 percent oppose impeachment, and two-thirds of Americans believe he acted inappropriately by asking foreign leaders for campaign help.
“Well, (these numbers) are breathtaking, actually, is what they are for anybody observing politics,” the “Morning Joe” host began. “For Donald Trump, for people close to him in the White House, these are breathtaking numbers, they’re staggering numbers.”
He warned GOP donors to stop wasting their money on efforts to help Trump fight impeachment, because they’re clearly not working.
“These poll numbers are occurring at the same time they are raising hundreds of millions of dollars and spending tens of millions of dollars to burnish their image on television, in digital ads,” Scarborough said. “That money is being burnt if the you’re giving your money to Donald Trump right now, it’s literally going up in flames in these digital ads because the more they put out there, the more his numbers collapse and the more erratic he gets.”
Scarborough said the president’s conspiracy theories are simply not taking hold with the public.
“Of course, 66 percent say that that call that Donald Trump said was perfect to the Ukrainian president, they said it was wrong,” he said. “Two-thirds of Americans said it was wrong. What about this final number that almost half of Americans say, in this Fox News poll, say Donald Trump is getting what he deserves, and a far less number of people actually clinging to their conspiracy theories that suggest that people are out to get Trump. Bad news on all fronts from this Fox News poll.”
Scarborough said the president’s political tricks no longer seem to work.
“The very things that Donald Trump did to get elected, the very things did he for the first two and a half years of his presidency to help him survive scandals, are now working against him,” Scarborough said.
Polls show a solid majority believe the impeachment inquiry is legitimate, and nearly two-thirds believe the president is stonewalling a lawful investigation.
“You can see what he did yesterday,” Scarborough said. “The attacks he received from Republicans were without a doubt the fiercest he’s received since he’s won the party’s nomination back in the summer of 2016.”
“You know, again, this is Donald Trump, hey, let’s change the subject, let’s create another controversy, one that’s even going to inflame people even more,” he added, “and what happens, it just makes Republicans turn on the man even more … This is the first time the man couldn’t walk out on Fifth Avenue, shoot somebody and get away with it, because it seems that a majority of Americans are finally on to him.”
Rick Wilson urges ‘humiliation and incarceration’ for the GOP’s ‘grubby sellouts’ who propped up Trump for 4 years
Republicans know the end of Donald Trump's presidency is near, despite his increasingly desperate legal challenges, and former GOP strategist Rick Wilson won't be willing to forgive and forget.
Wilson, writing for The Daily Beast, imagines there will be a rush of Republicans to distance themselves from the soon-to-be-former president, but he said there will be copious evidence of lawmakers, governors and political professional debasing themselves for Trump.
Expert breaks down the ultimate goal of Trump’s ‘classic Russian-style disinformation campaign’
Jonathan Rauch, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institute, spoke with CNN's Brian Stelter on Sunday to explain the ultimate goal of President Donald Trump's false accusations of a rigged and stolen election.
Rauch was asked by Stelter if the issue is Trump is simply trapped in the delusion that he actually beat President-elect Joe Biden in the 2020 election.
"Is delusion a fair word for these election lies?" Stelter wondered.
"No, actually, I don't think it is," Rauch replied. "It's hard to know what's going on in the mind of the president, but you don't really need to. What you need to know is that what he is running right now is a classic Russian-style disinformation campaign of a type known as the firehose of falsehood. That's when you utilize every channel, not just media, but also the bully pulpit, even litigation to push out as many different stories and conspiracy theories and lies and half-truths as you possibly can in order to flood the zone if with disinformation."
GOP congressman gets #StopTheStupid trending big-time against Donald Trump — but there’s a catch
The hashtag #stopthestupid was trending last night on Twitter thanks to -- of all people -- a conservative Republican congressman from Michigan named Paul Mitchell. But before anyone gets too excited that Republicans are discovering integrity, there’s an asterisk: Mitchell is retiring in January.
Here’s what the exasperated congressman tweeted Sunday night in response to Trump’s lunatic ranting about the election outcome:
Sunday night, there were more than 21,000 tweets featuring #stopthestupid, many of them wondering aloud why more Republicans cannot show the spine and integrity displayed by Mitchell. Most presumably don’t realize, however, that he’s leaving Congress after just two terms in office.