Morning Joe began, Wednesday, with grim news out of Syria, where at least 83 were killed after a chemical weapons attack near the city of Idlib.
“Images from this story are extremely disturbing,” warned co-host Mika Brzezinski.
Both hosts took significant issue with a White House statement, which placed the blame for the attack less with Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad and more with Donald Trump‘s predecessor Barack Obama.
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“His carping at the past president’s failures is unbecoming,” said Joe Scarborough. “You’re criticizing Barack Obama for what he did not do in 2012? What are you doing to do five years later. Now you’re the President of the United States.”
Scarborough continued, warning that U.S. inaction was not an option in the face of what he said was a “holocaust” happening in the country.
“He can’t criticize Barack Obama on one hand for turning a blind eye to Assad’s chemical weapons in 2012 and then allow it to happen in 2017 and do absolutely nothing while this holocaust unfurls before our eyes.”
“The onus is on him now,” intoned Mark Halperin.
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