Joe Scarborough Slams Trump’s State of the Union: ‘The Lies Were Preposterous’

Joe Scarborough Slams Trump’s State of the Union: ‘The Lies Were Preposterous’

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough delivered his verdict President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech on Wednesday. The Morning Joe host dismissed Trump’s speech as lies and unwarranted attacks on the Obama administration and the economy.

“How do you qualify something as a good speech if it’s fed by lies?” Scarborough asked.

And these are lies that are so easy to uncover on the Google machine, whether it’s Donald Trump saying that Republicans are fighting for preexisting conditions when they’re fighting to kill preexisting conditions for people like my son with Type 1 diabetes.”

“And the jobs creation quote, Mika’s gonna be saying it in a little bit, it’s just absolutely preposterous that Donald Trump suggests that had he not turned things around from Barack Obama this economy would be in terrible shape. When he’s riding the Obama wave.”

“It’s an 11-year recovery, Barack Obama creating far more jobs over his last three years in office than Donald Trump’s created in his first three years. The lies were preposterous, and for some reason the press keeps feeding into this hype that somehow his economy is so much better than former economies. It’s a lie.”

“Well, the lie he has been telling from the beginning is that he inherited a mess from President Obama, which is objectively untrue,” Morning Joe regular Willie Geist agreed.

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor