Joe Scarborough: ‘Trump Is Doing Just Like the Communist Chinese Are Doing’ in Shifting Blame

Joe Scarborough: ‘Trump Is Doing Just Like the Communist Chinese Are Doing’ in Shifting Blame

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough compared President Donald Trump’s attempts to shift blame away from himself to Chinese disinformation on the Covid-19 global pandemic. The Morning Joe host read from a Financial Times article about China’s response and drew parallels to Trump.

“I’m just gonna get a quote out of it because it’s pretty, what’s the word, not chilling,” Scarborough said. That puts a deviousness on Donald Trump that he doesn’t deserve. Because He is such a day trader. I’ll say this, like China, like Trump.”

“As part of a global Chinese campaign of shifting blame from Beijing’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Chinese embassy published a letter, claiming that French nurses abandoned their posts and left old people to die of hunger and disease,” Scarborough quoted from the article.

“The Chinese are doing just what Donald Trump is doing,” he explained. “Donald Trump is doing just like the Communist Chinese are doing. They both screwed up monumentally. Both of them, in their own ways, are going to be blamed by historians for most of what has happened since December.”

“The Chinese at the beginning, and then Donald Trump with his slow response, especially in January and February. Here, you have Donald Trump blaming the WHO. Donald Trump blaming the governors. Donald Trump blaming China. Donald Trump blaming everybody but himself, of course.”

“The Chinese are doing the same thing on the global level. I don’t think it’s going to work for either.”

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor