Joe Scarborough: Trump’s Election Delay Message Shows He’s ‘Throwing in the Towel’

Joe Scarborough: Trump’s Election Delay Message Shows He’s ‘Throwing in the Towel’

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough thinks President Donald Trump knows he’s going to lose the election. The Morning Joe host explained that the President’s idea to delay the November election was a clear indication that he was declaring defeat.

“He really knows he’s gonna lose this fall,” Scarborough said. “He’s sending the message to Republican senators, I’m gonna lose. After this happened yesterday, we’ll get to this in a minute. After this happened yesterday, Republican senators were aghast this was in effect, Donald Trump throwing in the towel, making excuses already for his loss for an election that’s, what, 97, 98 days away, and he’s already throwing in the towel?”

“So he’s — he’s already talking about doubting the validity of November’s elections because he knows he’s gonna lose.”

Scarborough then showed a clip of Trump from Thursday complaining about election projections and saying he didn’t want the vote to be ‘crooked’.

“How sad,” Scarborough said. “And by the way, Republican senators don’t agree with him, and a lot of media outlets that have defended him time and time again are actually calling him out for that sad, pathetic display.”

“His staff members were just beyond themselves yesterday in the White House because Donald Trump had already asked them, hey, can we delay the election? No. No, Mr. President, it’s constitutionally set, no you can’t.”

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor