Joe Scarborough: Have You Ever Heard of a Sitting American President Glorifying Police Violence?

Joe Scarborough: Have You Ever Heard of a Sitting American President Glorifying Police Violence?

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough tacitly compared President Donald Trump to his predecessors on Friday while lamenting the President’s praise of police violence against peaceful demonstrators. The Morning Joe host seemed disgusted at Trump’s comments from Thursday.

Scarborough spoke to the Washington Post‘s David Ignatius following a clip of the President praising tackling protesters.

“So, David Ignatius, you’re gonna get the assignment first,” Scarborough said. “Have you ever heard of a sitting American president, have you ever heard of a major politician in America, a national politician in America, certainly in the last 20, 30 years, glorifying police violence against protesters?”

“And saying it was a beautiful thing, it was like a knife cutting through butter?”

“He just doesn’t understand that he is talking about American citizens who, for the most part, were peacefully demonstrating their rights as citizens,” Ignatius said.

“He’s just so completely out of touch with that. And the thing, Joe, that I find encouraging is that he’s out of touch with where most Americans seem to be.”

“The language that he’s using that you sometimes worry animates his base, animates many millions of people, it just doesn’t seem to be working this time,” Ignatius said.

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

 

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor