Joe Scarborough to Trump: Attacking Obama Is ‘Generating the Vote’ for Biden

Joe Scarborough to Trump: Attacking Obama Is ‘Generating the Vote’ for Biden

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough explained on Wednesday how President Donald Trump’s attacks on Barack Obama will just encourage more people to vote for Joe Biden. The Morning Joe host argued that African Americans in particular will come out for the former vice president.

Scarborough said he’d met many Republicans who claimed they could capture the black vote and failed to do so.

“But you see, here’s the problem, Donald,” Scarborough said. “You keep attacking Barack Obama. And let me tell you something. You think — I guess when I was 5-years-old I had ideas too. I was gonna build a rocket ship and fly to the Moon and beat Neil Armstrong there.”

“But your age, what are you? 75? 76? You shouldn’t still be having fantasies. You think that attacking Barack Obama is going to help you in 2020. All you’re doing is generating the vote, the turnout vote, the black vote for Joe Biden, right? Black voting was down at its lowest levels in 20 years four years ago.”

“And so you’re gonna try to depress black voting and try to stop black voters from going out and vote for Joe Biden, running mean ads about Joe Biden. Guess what, Donald? Doesn’t matter what you do toward black voters, as long as you’re attacking Barack Obama you might want to check the approval ratings for Barack Obama not only among black voters, but among Democrats.”

“You are — in fact, your entire campaign, I really — I do think that a Democratic operative, I really think a Democratic operative has infiltrated your campaign,” he joked.

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor