‘Morning Joe’: Trump Put Peaceful Protester’s Safety at Risk with ‘Dark’ Antifa Conspiracy
President Donald Trump has put the safety of a peaceful protester at risk by falsely claiming he’s an ‘Antifa provocateur’, according to MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough. The Morning Joe host discussed the issue with co-host Willie Geist on Wednesday.
“It bears underlining here that the 75-year-old man, the peaceful protester who was shoved to the ground by police, sent to the hospital in critical condition, this senior citizen, who the President is attacking, not only did he have to endure that, he had to endure the President’s attacks yesterday and be called a terrorist, at least in the President’s eyes, who said Antifa’s terrorists,” Scarborough said.
“And now, his safety is at risk when he gets out of the hospital, because you actually have members of Congress who were asking in tweets not so long ago, since they’re a terrorist organization, whether Americans could hunt them down and kill them.”
“So, that’s what the President did to that poor 75-year-old man who’s already been through so much already.”
“These are the kind of anonymous conspiracy theories that used to just stay put where they lived, in dark corners of the internet,” Geist said.
“Now there’s a propaganda outlet that is willing to turn them into TV stories. And now the difference is, there’s a President of the United States who is willing to amplify them with the biggest megaphone, arguably, in the world, that of the President of the United States.”
Watch the video above, via MSNBC.