Joe Scarborough To Trump Opponents: Turn His Political Bones To Dust And Spit On Them
Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough offered some advise to President Donald Trump’s opponents Thursday morning. Framing his comments as a hypothetical, Scarborough said that if he had been treated as Trump had treated his GOP opponents, he would dedicate himself to destroying the President.
“I grew up as a Republican,” Scarborough said. “Had the mind set in many ways of a Republican. When I campaigned, I campaigned fairly. You can talk to the people I campaigned against. They’ll tell you I campaigned fairly and didn’t make it personal.”
However, Scarborough conceded that he wanted to beat his opponents so badly it would destroy their political careers.
“The only way to defeat Donald Trump and I’ve said this for years, is, you’ve got to get in his face. You’ve got to smother him politically.”
“But Marco, all the people — Ted Cruz, none of them knew how to fight. I mean, think about Ted Cruz. This man insulted Ted Cruz’’s wife, said she was ugly, and said his father killed JFK. If somebody did that to me, they would not be there. They would not have been elected president of the United States because I would have spent every waking second figuring out how to destroy their political career and I would have done it.”
“That would have been my mind set. That’s all I would have thought about. I would have been driven by it. Take Jeb Bush. Donald Trump insults Jeb Bush, retweets a slur against Jeb Bush’s wife. Jeb Bush said you should apologize for that. Donald Trump said I’m not going to apologize for that. Jeb Bush says nothing else.”
“No, no, no. Everything stops right there and you turn to Donald Trump and say, you know, Donald, here’s the deal. I may not win, but neither are you because I’m gonna to spend 24 hours a day 7 days a week focusing, not gonna to sleep until I figure out how to turn your political bones to dust, and when I turn it to dust, at that point, I’m then going to spit on it. And then I’m going to sweep it off the stage and make sure nobody remembers you for anything other than being the mean clown that you are.”
“Again, I’m sorry to scare children this morning. But I’m talking about a mind set, and by the way, I’m dead serious, Democrats running for president of the United States. I’m dead serious, Democrats running the House of Representatives. If you want to stop Donald Trump, it is time to stop fighting by Marquess of Queensberry rules.”
Watch the video above, via MSNBC.