Joe Scarborough Rages: Republicans ‘Ready to Euthanize’ Senior Citizens for ‘Boeing’s Corporate Earnings’

Joe Scarborough Rages: Republicans ‘Ready to Euthanize’ Senior Citizens for ‘Boeing’s Corporate Earnings’

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough showed his disgust with some Republicans on Thursday during an extended monologue about the Covid-19 global pandemic. The Morning Joe host raged against the idea that older Americans could die for the good of the U.S. economy.

President Donald Trump has said he wants to ‘re-open’ the economy by Easter, which medical experts say will put more lives at risk. The President’s supporters have begun to rally around the idea that sacrificing some elderly Americans is a price worth paying.

“Who’s being abandoned?” Scarborough asked. “It’s World War II vets who gave their entire life, now in their 90s, the frailest among us, and they’re being abandoned. You’re seeing Korean war vets in the golden years of their life after giving their all to their country being abandoned by this President.”

“You’re seeing Vietnam vets, who went through Hell, not only at war but when they came home they were treated like garbage, but you know what? They still love their country. They still wave their flag. They’re still proud, still proud that they went and fought for their country when they were called while people like Donald Trump stayed home and went to elite colleges and dodged the draft.”

“But those Vietnam vets, they’re being left behind, and it seems that Republicans now are making the argument let the World War II vets die. Let the Korean vets die. Let the Vietnam vets die, let everybody in that generation die because we’re worried about Boeing,” Scarborough said.

“They want Boeing, who by the way gets a $17 billion bailout in this package after killing people because of their selfishness, because of their greediness. All these other companies with stock buybacks, the same thing happened there.”

“Right now these conservatives are making Democrats who are Pro-Choice actually look more Pro-Life because they’re only worried about the unborn,” Scarborough went on. “It is the born, it is the weakest among us, it is senior citizens who they’re ready to euthanize because they want Boeing’s corporate earnings to not dip too low.”

Watch the full segment above, via MSNBC

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Senior Editor and Political News Writer.