In the wake of the horrific shooting in Orlando, Donald Trump went on two different television shows, NBC’s Today Show and Fox & Friends to talk about the massacre. During his remarks the presumptive GOP nominee basically accused the current president of the United States of being complicit in murder. On Tuesday morning, Trump’s former friends at MSNBC’s Morning Joe were having none of it.
Host Joe Scarborough starts out by observing that things are “getting worse by the day” for the Trump campaign. Then he references Trump’s comments on the two shows, saying,
Yesterday a suggestion, a suggestion on several channels that Barack Obama was somehow implicated in these terror attacks and then saying, ‘Well, I’ll let people just try to figure out what I said.’ It reminds me when a lot of scumbags said that George W. Bush had something to do with 9/11.
And Scarborough wasn’t done there. He points out that the conspiracy theories about 9/11 being an “inside job” came not from the Democratic opposition, but from the internet. Then the former Republican congressman goes on to remind viewers that the GOP leaders in Congress, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell, are both on board with Trump.
But to have the standard bearer, Paul Ryan’s candidate, Mitch McConnell’s candidate, the Republican Party’s candidate saying that Barack Obama may have been complicit in the killings of Americans is beyond breathtaking.
Guest Mike Barnicle doesn’t mince words. He replies that what Trump said was “basically a disqualifier to be president of the United States.”
Barnicle quotes Trump directly:
We’re led by a man who that either is not tough, not smart, or he’s got something else in mind. And the something else in mind, you know, people can’t believe it. People cannot believe, they cannot believe that President Obama is acting the way he acts, and he can’t even mention the words ‘radical Islamic terrorism.’ There’s something going on. It’s inconceivable. There’s something going on.
Scarborough agrees and adds:
And then he goes on another show and he says ‘he doesn’t know what he’s doing, or actually he may know exactly what he’s doing.’ And then when asked to clarify later on in the day, he does what he always does. He refuses to clarify. So the conspiracy theorists hear the dog-whistle and go to it.
Trump may be the most “un-American” candidate for president in the history of the country. And as Joe Scarborough pointed out, the GOP owns him. Aren’t you proud, Republicans?
Here’s the video via MSNBC: