Joe Scarborough: Mike Pence Either ‘Sucker’ or ‘Liar’


Joe Scarborough had tough words for Vice President Mike Pence, who has repeatedly defended President Donald Trump in the wake of numerous controversies, only to have his statements undermined by the president.

Scarborough’s comments were in light of an NBC News report that, while former national security advisor Michael Flynn told the White House he was under investigation for foreign conflicts before taking the job, Pence was never informed.

Pence would go on to defend Flynn on television, denying allegations he had contacts with Russian officials. When it was proven otherwise, Flynn resigned, with the White House claiming he misled the Vice President.

Pence found himself in a similar situation last week, when he held the White House line that Trump fired FBI Director James Comey on the recommendation of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosensteinonly to be contradicted by Trump.

“We are faced with two options when it comes to Mike Pence,” Scarborough said on Morning Joe Friday.

“Mike Pence, the vice president of the United States, is either a sucker and a dupe for Donald Trump — being set up that way to go out and lie and lie and lie again — or he’s a liar.”

“There’s no middle ground,” he added.

Scarborough concluded with a recommendation for the Vice President: “If it’s the first, I think it’s about time for Mike Pence to go to Donald Trump and say…if you set me up to be your liar again, I’m walking.”

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