Joe Scarborough: Joe Biden Is ‘The Democratic Antidote to Trump’

Joe Scarborough: Joe Biden Is ‘The Democratic Antidote to Trump’

With just weeks to go before the Iowa caucus, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough offered yet more praise of former Vice President Joe Biden. The Morning Joe host once again referred to Biden as ‘Teflon Joe’ and compared him favorably to President Donald Trump.

“We’ve had a couple of polls this week showing Teflon Joe continues to just keep rolling,” Scarborough said.

“We were on Colbert last night and they said, well, what about that tape that surfaced of Joe Biden in 2003 that said he supported Bush and the war? What impact’s that going to have? I said, none. I mean, he’s Teflon Joe. He called somebody fat in Iowa! Challenge him to push-ups. He calls him Jack! And nothing happens to this guy.”

“He’s likable. He’s avuncular,” co-host Mika Brzezinski said.

“Nothing happens to this guy,” Scarborough said. “He is like the Democratic anecdote [sic] to Trump. Nothing matters! He’s Teflon Joe!”

Scarborough presumably meant to say ‘antidote’ rather than ‘anecdote’ and appeared to realize he had made a mistake, but the general thrust of his comments was clear.

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Senior Editor and Political News Writer.