MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough blasted Democratic presidential candidates for basically ignoring the constitutional and national security threat coming from the White House.
The “Morning Joe” host said Wednesday night’s debate focused too much on “academic politics,” which he said is a luxury this current political moment can’t afford.
“It seems to me that the battles that we see in these debates remind me of the smallness of academic politics,” Scarborough said. “The smallness, the difference, the minutia between, ‘Did I help you get that passed, did you get that passed, you owe me this, I thank President Obama, but I don’t thank you’ — come on, man.”
Scarborough said one candidate onstage seemed to understand the threat posed by President Donald Trump, but he said the other Democrats largely ignored the grave danger he poses.
“I give Cory Booker such high praise for actually being one of the only people to go, ‘Oh, you all are attacking each other, okay, you guys have fun — hey, Donald Trump, let me tell you why you’re destroying the republic, while you’re attacking (the) constitution,'” Scarborough said.
“These people are talking about how many angels are dancing on the head of a pin while our constitutional norms are being shredded,” he added, “and a president is asking China to interfere with American democracy — something that his intel chiefs have all said is the greatest threat to American democracy. Cory gets it. I’m sorry, most of the people on the stage don’t.”
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Trump ridiculed after his Louisiana governor candidate goes down in flames: ‘Guess it’s time for another unplanned trip to the hospital’
Commenters on the Internet piled on President Donald Trump late Saturday night after the GOP candidate for Lousiana's governor seat lost to sitting Governor John Bel Edwards who held his seat in a state that Trump carried in 2016 by nearly 20 percentage points.
Trump visited the states multiple times to support Republican Eddie Rispone, but to no avail.
To add insult to injury, a Trump tweet on Saturday that read "Louisiana, 3 hours left, get out and vote for @EddieRispone for Governor. Lower taxes and much more!" was deleted and made unavailable by the president.
You can see a screenshot and responses to the president below:
Ex-NSC official accuses Sondland of working to promote Trump’s interests: ‘His mandate from the president was to go make deals’
According to a report from the Washington Post, a former White House national security aide told House investigators that Gordon Sondland was instructed to "go make deals" by Donald Trump in the diplomat's capacity as ambassador to the European Union.
In closed-door testimony, Tim Morrison, the top Russia and Europe adviser on the National Security Council, told House investigators that Sondland was in constant contact with the president.