Joe Scarborough: Nobody in the Trump Administration Will Invoke the 25th Amendment ‘When We Need It Most’

Joe Scarborough: Nobody in the Trump Administration Will Invoke the 25th Amendment ‘When We Need It Most’

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough took aim at serving members of the Trump administration on Thursday and speculated that they might claim they were concerned about President Donald Trump’s behavior when he leaves office. The Morning Joe host was responding to allegations in former National Security Advisor John Bolton’s book.

In The Room Where It Happened, Bolton claims, among other things, that Trump asked China for help winning reelection, spoke approvingly of Chinese concentration camps for Muslims and discussed killing journalists. Scarborough wondered what other administration officials might say in their possible books.

“Donald Trump gives his go ahead to the building of concentration camps for a million minorities in China. We find out that he also says, that journalists should be executed. So Willie [Geist], I wonder, when Mike Pence writes his book and starts pitching his book six months from now, will Mike Pence lie and say, well, at this point I started thinking about the 25th Amendment and I went and talked to A or talked to B?” Scarborough said.

“All of these, will Kellyanne Conway be the one who lies and says, yes, I was very concerned. And I just — I let people know that I was so concerned. Kellyanne Conway, the person who screamed at a CBS reporter early on, who had suggested the Coronavirus was not contained, and she snapped at her saying, are you a doctor? Are you a doctor? Are you saying it’s not contained? And here we are 120,000 deaths later, recognizing the CBS reporter was right, Kellyanne Conway was pushing fake news.”

“And again, now maybe going up to 200,000. But will Kellyanne Conway be the one who says, yes, I was so concerned,” he went on. “I furiously worked around the White House corridors to try to get someone to push forward the 25th Amendment to take this man out of office? Willie, who’s going to say it then?”

“You know they’re gonna lie. They’re all liars. You know they’re gonna lie. Who’s going to say it? Nobody in real time, I can tell you. Nobody in real time. Nobody, nobody will do it when we need it most. Just like John Bolton didn’t do it when America needed to hear the truth the most.”

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor