‘Morning Joe’: Trump Is Parroting Vladimir Putin’s Propaganda on Russian Bounties
The hosts of MSNBC’S Morning Joe didn’t hold back on Tuesday following reports that President Donald Trump was briefed earlier this year about Russian bounties on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. Joe Scarborough and Willie Geist accused the President of spreading the Russian president’s propaganda.
“When you put it on a presidential daily briefing, there’s no question about the quality of the Intel,” Scarborough said.
“So the White House is pushing two lies right now. The first lie is the President has not been briefed on this. That’s a lie. And then of course you have Donald Trump’s Helsinki lie again, that the intelligence agency is fake news, which is fascinating because you just wouldn’t believe, Willie, I’m so glad you’re here today.”
“I’m gonna give you shocking information. Guess who else is saying that intelligence community’s information Russia trying to kill our troops is fake news? Guess who’s using the same language as Donald Trump?”
“I think we just saw him in a photograph, and I think his people called it B.S. In a more descriptive term, yes,” Geist said.
“B.S. And using the same language in tweets,” Scarborough said. “Donald Trump is parroting Vladimir Putin. And Vladimir Putin’s propaganda chiefs. So here we are again with Donald Trump taking the word of an ex-KGB officer who said the collapse of the Soviet Communism was the greatest tragedy in the 20th century.”
“He’s taking Vladimir Putin’s words over the words of his own Intel chiefs. Willie, that’s where we still are in late 2020, and it doesn’t matter to him that young American troops have had bounties put on their heads and that the intelligence community has known about this now since 2019, and they were pushing the White House to do something in March of 2020.”
Watch the video above, via MSNBC