Joe Scarborough Compares Biden’s Speech to Reagan: ‘The Dream of a Better Day Ahead’

Joe Scarborough Compares Biden’s Speech to Reagan: ‘The Dream of a Better Day Ahead’

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough lavished praise on former Vice President Joe Biden’s acceptance speech at the virtual Democratic National Convention. The Morning Joe host unambiguously compared Biden to Ronald Reagan – a comparison he’s hinted at before.

“I think it had that appeal, even to some Republicans because it was a speech that actually flipped the script on Republicans whose leader has really twisted the soul of the Republican Party now beyond recognition,” Scarborough said.

“You had Democrats, actually, and the Democratic nominee stepping into the void that was created by the moral and the political corruption of Donald Trump which we saw again of course yesterday with the arrest of Steve Bannon.”

“And instead he delivered a speech whose themes, I think, could have fit far better in an acceptance speech from Ronald Reagan than Mr. Trump. The focus wasn’t on a flurry of policy prescriptions from the 1984 San Francisco Democratic convention but rather it was on values: family, faith, military service on his son, patriotism and yes, perseverance through tragedy and one of the most Reaganesque themes, the dream of a better day ahead and the belief that America’s best days are yet to come.”

“That is a speech that will stand in the starkest of contrast from Donald Trump and the Republican Party that he believes is rich, white, resentful, angry, and Willie [Geist], filled with conspiracy theorists,” he said.

“The optimism was Reaganesque and everything you see Donald Trump, every conspiracy theory you see him embrace, every democratic norm he tries to undermine, the latest of which, of course, being a fair election, you know, it’s the antithesis of what you would hear Ronald Reagan talk about in his acceptance speeches for Republicans.”

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor