MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough just wrote a scathing new piece in the Washington Post where he calls Trump a “bumbling bigot” and his presidency a “publicity stunt gone wildly wrong.”
On Saturday, Joe Scarborough wrote a new piece in the Washington Post where he makes the case that Trump won’t even be running for reelection in 2020. And it was pretty brutal on both Trump and his Republican enablers in Congress.
Scarborough, who is a Republican himself, starts the piece saying,
“It has been nearly three years since Donald Trump descended his faux-gold escalator to announce an improbable run for president, and Republican politicians seem just as baffled by the reality TV star’s future as they were the day he first launched this publicity stunt gone wildly wrong.”
“It is true that GOP leaders stand silent as President Trump trashes the rule of law, attacks federal judges and declares America’s free press the “enemy of the people.” These lap dogs even remain muzzled as younger Americans are chained to a future of crippling debt.”
Scarborough points out how several Republicans, who he calls “enfeebled enablers,” have been refusing to answer questions about Trump’s reelection.
But Scarborough says that his fellow Republicans can relax because “it’s becoming clear that Trump will not be running for president in 2020.”
“This past week, White House office pools reportedly set up in anticipation of the next staff firing are shifting their focus to predicting which Trump family member will be the first to land behind bars. Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s independent investigation into Russia may have inspired a defiant West Wing response, but the U.S. attorney’s raid of Michael Cohen’s home, office and hotel room has stirred more fear and loathing inside White House offices than at any time since President Richard Nixon battled Watergate prosecutors in the summer of 1973.”
“Now, even Trump’s most steadfast allies are quietly admitting that the Southern District of New York’s investigation poses an existential threat to his future, both politically and legally. Trump allies are telling the president his “fixer” could flip for the feds, just like Michael Flynn, Rick Gates and George Papadopoulos. In Washington and across the country, Republicans are sensing the president is a wounded political figure, leading them to withhold their future support or — in one high-profile case — to challenge the president directly.”
But Scarborough praises Nikki Haley in his piece for standing up to the Trump administration last week. He said that Haley “would not allow herself to be humiliated by a political day trader, whose fitful 15 minutes of fame will come to a close long before a new president takes the oath of office in 2021.”
“Still, another scenario came to mind this week: How wonderful would it be for our daughters to see this woman — this daughter of immigrants — take a debate stage to coldly cut the Donald down to size, revealing to the world once and for all that this bloated emperor has no clothes?”
“What a sight that would be.”