‘Morning Joe’: How Can Evangelicals Support Trump After ‘Not My Type’ Rape Comments?
Morning Joe took President Donald Trump to task for his comments about E. Jean Carroll on Tuesday. Carroll has accused Trump of rape and the President responded by saying she wasn’t his type. Co-host Mika Brzezinski was particularly disgusted by his comments.
Brzezinski spoke directly to Republicans supporting the President.
“He has proved himself with his words to be a national security risk,” Brzezinski said. “And now he has said, when accused of rape, that this is not the woman he would rape. I want to know why you can go back to your constituents and say that you support this man.”
“And why you would put your political future on the line for this man. I need to know why all of you are so weak and so spineless that you would actually stand up for a man who says this is not the woman I would rape, she’s not my type, meaning he would rape another woman. You explain to me why that’s OK and why you go on every day looking in the mirror and doing your job and thinking this is the president you should support.”
After discussing some of Trump’s past behavior, co-host Joe Scarborough took aim at Evangelical Christians who continue to support him.
“All of the Evangelical Christians, all these Christians, they know, it’s all out there. It’s not fake news. Donald Trump has spoken in a way that all these Evangelical Christians have been teaching their children from the time they were 5 not to speak and how not to act.”
“So it was all on the table. They didn’t care after Access Hollywood. So the question is, why would they care now? Even after the rape allegation.”
“Yeah, I mean, it’s breathtaking,” Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson said. “I mean, that was where I was gonna go. I was going to ask, what about the Evangelicals? What about Vice President Pence? How does he sit there? You know, every day, he stands in the corner with this sort of very pious look on his face and there’s your guy.”
Watch the video above, via MSNBC.