MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough hammered Senate Republicans for following President Donald Trump “over a cliff.”
The “Morning Joe” host said the GOP had suffered losses in every election cycle since Trump won, and he said the president was a threat to his own party.
“All Republican incumbents who are endangered politicians,” Scarborough said. “What bargain did they make that is worth following this man over the cliff? Who, right now, in early June, is on his way to losing in a landslide of his own?”
“These polls that we’re going to show you in a minute are just a snapshot of where we are at the beginning of June,” he added. “Things can change, but if they do change, it will be the first time in almost four years that elections have broken Donald Trump’s way.”
Trump has been a historically unpopular president, and Scarborough said that has been a weight on the GOP’s fortunes.
“Voters have been repulsed by his leadership,” Scarborough said. “Voters have been repulsed by his racism. Voters have been repulsed by the breaching of constitutional norms. Voters have been repulsed by his attacks on the independent federal judiciary — so have a lot of conservative judges, by the way. Voters have been repulsed by his breach on political norms. Voters have been repulsed by the fact that he completely ignored a pandemic that everybody was warning him about inside his own White House, including a trade representative that warned him at the end of January that 500,000 people could die.”
“Then, of course, we move to an economic crisis that was going to happen regardless, because of the recklessness and irresponsibility of the Chinese government, that totalitarian state,” he continued. “At the same time, president of the United States had a duty to mitigate, to make things better for small business owners, to make things better for workers, to make things better for black Americans, now many of whom now are adults and out of work. He failed in the duty to mitigate this economic crisis, and it’s now turned into one of the great economic crises over the past 50 years, 60 years, 70 years.”
“Now, of course, we have unrest in the streets,” Scarborough added. “The president, once again, trying to divide instead of unite Americans, according to his former secretary of defense, Gen. [James] Mattis. He has his current secretary of defense saying he opposes the president’s attempts to militarize the streets of America, and to look at American civilians, American citizens, as opponents in a, quote, battle zone. Yeah, that’s not somebody you want to follow over the cliff politically.”
Trump swamped with mockery for postponing his New Hampshire rally over ‘weather’: ‘Afraid of low turnout again? Sad’
Donald Trump took to Twitter to explain that he has postponed his rally in New Hampshire on Saturday due to bad weather. Reports in that the area show that the weather would be fine by the time the campaign event was scheduled to begin.
According to the president, whose last weather-related controversy ended with him using a Sharpie to alter an official National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration map, "With Tropical Storm Fay heading towards the Great State of New Hampshire this weekend, we are forced to reschedule our Portsmouth, New Hampshire Rally at the Portsmouth International Airport at Pease. Stay safe, we will be there soon! #MAGA2020."
Top Dem attorney mocks GOP chair after her ‘lie’ claiming ‘victory’ in mail-in vote case: ‘You dismissed your lawsuit’
A top attorney who represents the DNC on Friday mocked Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel after she falsely claimed the GOP had scored a "major victory" against California Governor Gavin Newsom.
"Um, I don’t know how to break this to you…but you actually dismissed your lawsuit," Marc Elias, who also had served as general counsel to the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign, told McDaniel on Twitter.
Elias also suggested her staff might have been "too afraid" to tell her.
Um, I don’t know how to break this to you…but you actually dismissed your lawsuit. 🙄
‘Mad King Trump’ is ignoring the COVID-19 crisis and ‘a lot more Americans are going to die’: Paul Krugman
In an uncharacteristically blunt column for the New York Times, Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman declared President Trump "Mad King Donald" and said his refusal to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously will only lead to more needless deaths for at least the next six months.
Admitting that he feels like Americans, including himself, are trapped on the Titanic he described the president as "a madman who insists on steering straight for the iceberg" and those around him as being too fearful to take the wheel and avert disaster.