MSNBC host Joe Scarborough ridiculed House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) on Friday for his attacks on Hillary Clinton, suggesting the senior Republican shouldn’t be trusted around sharp objects or blenders.
Reacting to comments McCarthy made, where he lied about Clinton saying Democratic challenger Joe Biden should not accept the results of the election if Donald Trump wins, the “Morning Joe” host said the Republicans are grasping at straws in order to defend the president who won’t guarantee an orderly transfer of power should he lose.
After fellow panelist Kasie Hunt sharing a clip of Clinton’s statement — where she said no one should concede until all the votes are counted — and noted that she had to correct McCarthy after he called her the Democratic presidential nominee, Scarborough had a few things to say about McCarthy.
Noting that Trump didn’t seem to know McCarthy’s first name in a recent press briefing, the MSNBC host stated, “Yeah, Kevin McCarthy — as I was looking at him, I was wondering if they were allowing him to eat with anything other than plastic forks, looks like he could hurt himself.”
Scarborough then recalled a story about Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) testing out a knife’s sharpness by deliberately cutting himself, before turning to McCarthy again telling Morning Joe regular Michael Steele, “There are just some people you want to keep away from sharp objects, blenders. Kevin McCarthy looked like one of them there — it’s crazy.”
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."