MSNBC's Joe Scarborough blasted the "stupidity" of Ohio rallygoers booing their Republican lieutenant governor's basic health advice and cheering President Donald Trump's demonstrable lies.
Lt. Gov. Jon Husted was heckled by Trump supporters in Dayton, and the "Morning Joe" host called out their gleeful ignorance of basic scientific facts.
"The stupidity, actually, that is exhibited there, and I'll say it, like the people in the crowd have heard their own president say on tape privately that this spreads through the air," Scarborough said. "They've heard Donald Trump's own government say repeatedly to wear a mask, that it not only saves lives -- get this, idiots that are in the audience booing, wear a mask, get this, it saves jobs. If you don't give a damn about lives, how about your job, your neighbor's job? Anybody's job?"
"This economy is not getting better," he added. "Over the past several weeks I've heard one business person from another throughout our economic infrastructure telling me that 2021 is going to be terrible. It doesn't matter who gets elected, it's going to be terrible because this pandemic is not going away for awhile, and even when we have a vaccine, that only protects 50 percent of us, but, of course, people aren't taking the vaccine when they get it based on new polling. Why? Because Donald Trump is lying about everything."