Joe Scarborough: Trump ‘Can’t Understand Why Anybody Would Sacrifice for Their Country’

Joe Scarborough: Trump ‘Can’t Understand Why Anybody Would Sacrifice for Their Country’

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough spoke to the editor-in-chief of The Atlantic on Friday about his blockbuster article claiming President Donald Trump dismissed dead American war heroes as ‘suckers’ and ‘losers’. Jeffrey Goldberg discussed Trump’s mentality on Morning Joe.

“So Jeffrey, this gets to that underlying question, yes, people reading these quotes will be shocked, even though they — many believe that they had already seen the low point of Donald Trump’s mindset of his attitude towards America,” Scarborough said.

“But people will read it and, of course, be shocked. But you said, as you began putting this story together, you were curious what would make somebody this way. And it does — it seems like your conclusion is, as we always say about Donald Trump’s foreign policy, follow the money, if you want to understand why he’s close to some countries and not others, it has to do with his own personal finances.”

“In this case, though, you say his attitude toward the military also has to do with his financial view of the world. He can’t understand why anybody would sacrifice for their country.”

“I think he’s genuinely confused by service. I really do,” Goldberg said. “I was thinking about this yesterday. If people had come to me during the presidency of George W. Bush and Barack Obama and said that the president had said X, Y, and Z about military service, about different factors of the military. I would find it very hard to believe.”

“But I do think that these comments are in line with a general and publicly stated outlook about the importance of material gain, the importance of not being a loser. It’s interesting if you look at his language through the years the world is a stark binary for the President. There are losers and winners and you don’t want to get caught on the wrong side of that line.”

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor