Joe Scarborough: Future Generations Will Ask Why We Didn’t Say More About Trump’s Fitness for Office
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough believes future generations of Americans will be baffled that people didn’t say more about President Donald Trump’s fitness for office. The Morning Joe host was discussing Trump’s repeated bragging about passing a basic cognitive test.
“He started talking to aides at the White House, on Air Force One and remembering this test and how he was given five little words and he was asked to repeat them in order. That’s important. In order,” AP’s Jonathan Lemire explained.
“And then he started talking about it in interviews, which of course culminating in this interview with Fox this week that has gotten a lot of attention. The Trump campaign, the White House, wanted to make mental dexterity a campaign issue and they brought a lot of attention to that. But probably not to the candidate they would have assumed, because you’re right. The reporting we did in the story today suggests this is a test, it’s meant to be easy, you’re meant to do well. The only concern is if you don’t do well. The President is very proud, though, of his five for five.”
“Again, Willie, future generations will have to look back and say what in the world was going on with voters and reporters that they could — that they didn’t immediately talk about this guy’s fitness for office because he’s proud that he can identify an elephant,” Scarborough said.
“This test that’s so hard asks him to subtract 7 from 100. The final five questions are, where are you? What city are you in? What state are you in? What is today? What month is it? Those are the final questions and he said the last questions are really, really tough. So again, it’s just absolutely bizarre.”
Watch the video above, via MSNBC.