Joe Scarborough: Greg Gianforte Assault Unsurprising in ‘Age of Trump’

Joe Scarborough couldn’t believe his good fortune Thursday, opening up Morning Joe with what he described as “a veritable cornucopia” of news coverage. “You never get tired of it.”

Of course, however, things had to begin with Greg Gianforte, the Montana GOP candidate who body slammed and punched a Guardian reporter in the face last night after refusing to answers questions about the CBO. Gianforte is running in a special election — today — to replace Ryan Zinke, who is now serving as U.S. Secretary of the Interior.

“All three papers overnight took their endorsements away from this Republican guy,” said Scarborough. “It’s that incredible. A guy assault a reporter, which I guess shouldn’t be too surprising in an age of Trump where he calls the press ‘enemy of the people.’ These reckless words have consequences.”

“This candidate had also said things sort of Trumpian about the press,” offered Willie Geist for the assist.

It’s likely to be a big show, and day. In addition to the Gianforte disaster, Scarborough promised a thorough review of both the CBO score that set off the Congressional candidate and incredible news that James Comey may have been triggered to reopen the Clinton investigation based on forged Russian documents.

Watch above.

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