Saying the Donald Trump “fears losing more than he cares about winning,” MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough suggested the president might step aside rather than go down in a historic defeat in November’s election.
With co-host Mika Brzezinski noting several normally Republican states showing the president losing to presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden, Scarborough and “Morning Joe” regular Donny Deutsch agreed that — for the moment — it appears that the President has given up on trying to win the election.
“Does this guy want to be re-elected?” Scarborough asked. “Does he want to be there? There’s nothing logical, I understand, about how Donald Trump acts, but he did know in 2016 when to be quiet, how to operate to at least keep himself in the game. He’s not acting that way now. We’ll be talking about how he’s trying to abolish the Affordable Care Act at the height of, you know, the rise in pandemic deaths at a time when Americans are more scared of their healthcare>
“Even [Texas Republican senators} Ted Cruz and John Cornyn are writing him a letter telling him he can’t do that as the Texas governor is telling Texas residents stay at home,” he continued. “This is getting worse. It’s getting worse in Arizona. It’s getting worse in Florida. This guy that you and I have known for many years, he’s — not only is he not acting like he doesn’t want to get re-elected, he’s acting like he really wants to lose badly and take the Republican Party down with him.”
Later in the segment the MSNBC host suggested Trump may attempt to bow out.
Stating the Biden might be the recipient of “375, possibly even 400, electoral votes.” Scarborough added. “Donald Trump does not want to carry that around the rest of his life. He wants to carry around the fact that he scored one of the greatest political upsets of all time. He’s known when to leave the stage before — again, I’m the only one saying this — I would not be surprised if he left the stage again. And again, I’m the only person saying it. Don’t think it’ll happen, but it’s a possibility.”
Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows committed campaign finance crimes: watchdog group
The government ethics watchdog organization Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a complaint on Friday accusing White House chief of staff Mark Meadows of campaign finance crimes for allegedly spending thousands of dollars in campaign funds on personal expenses, including clubs, gourmet cupcakes, a jeweler in Washington and lodging at the president's hotel.
Win or lose — Trump is about to unleash hell
With poll numbers staying put and the odds of a Joe Biden win in Tuesday's election looking good — possibly by a decisive margin — there's mounting dread about how Donald Trump will behave after a defeat. After all, Trump is a sociopathic narcissist with the emotional control of a — well, I won't insult toddlers with the comparison — and he lives in mortal terror of being viewed as a loser. He's already made clear that he will refuses to concede, no matter what, and he's grasping desperately for any way to get legal ballots thrown out so he can steal the election.
GOP senator offended LDS community after likening Trump to a ‘selfless’ Book of Mormon hero: report
Politics and religion are colliding out west after comments a Republican senator made while stumping for the president.
"Sen. Mike Lee drew criticism from members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this week after comparing President Donald Trump to Captain Moroni, a heroic and selfless figure in the Book of Mormon," The Arizona Republic reported Friday evening.
"To my Mormon friends, my Latter-day Saint friends, think of him as Captain Moroni," Lee (R-UT) said, pointing to Trump. "He seeks not power, but to pull it down. He seeks not the praise of the world or the ‘fake news,’ but he seeks the well-being and the peace of the American people."