Joe Scarborough Mocks Trump for Waving the ‘Bloody Flag’ of Ignoring Scientists to Hurt Biden
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough was not impressed by plans for the Republican National Convention on Monday. The Morning Joe host mocked the notion that attacking former Vice President Joe Biden but saying he listens to scientists will be an effective attack line.
Scarborough pointed to President Donald Trump’s belligerent approach to the convention and predicted nothing but poor results for him.
“It is really surprising the tone that he’s taking this convention is the same tone that he’s been taking over the past four years,” Scarborough said.
“He’s playing to his base, his most boiled-down version of his base. The base that he spoke to at the inauguration when he was talking about American carnage, the base he spoke to in Charlottesville when he was trying to split the difference despite what his sad and pathetic apologists say about what he said at Charlottesville. David Duke was praising it and saying this is why we voted for Donald Trump. this is why we’re going to support Donald Trump after Charlottesville.”
“You can carry that all the way through to this convention. You just look at the numbers and again it’s baffling not only to me but I know it’s baffling to a lot of sitting Republican members of the House and Senate who don’t understand why this President continues to do what he does.”
“And in this case, in the issue that Americans the most to Americans this year, why didn’t he listen to his doctors? Why didn’t he listen to his scientists. It’s what Joe Biden was telling him to do at the end of January. It’s what a lot of Republicans on the Hill were begging him to do, listen to your doctors, listen to your scientists. He refused to do that then, he’s refusing to do that now. And it is funny that there are people around him who thought his march to St. John’s church on June 1st was a good political move.”
“Now it’s these same people who obviously just don’t understand politics want to seize upon Joe Biden saying he would listen to his doctors and his scientists. That’s going to be the bloody flag you’re waving during the RNC? Lots of luck with that.”
Watch the video above, via MSNBC.