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Joe Scarborough: Trump is Like Pontius Pilate, ‘Letting Christians Get Slaughtered’

Joe Scarborough has been brutally critical of President Donald Trump in the wake of the Parkland, FL school shooting. That criticism not only continued Friday morning, it — remarkably — ratcheted up quite a bit.

During Morning Joe‘s opening segment, Scarborough slammed Trump for a failure to act following the recent mass-shootings at a Church in Sutherland Springs, TX and a concert in Las Vegas.

“When Christians in the heart of Texas go to church one Sunday morning and they get gunned down by the same type of weapon, Donald Trump says he can’t do anything,” Scarborough said. “When a crazed man in Las Vegas guns down country music fans that just want to go hear to their country music stars and sing along and have a nice night out after working hard all week, Donald Trump has no answers. He’s clueless.”

Scarborough then likened Trump to a notorious figure from the Bible.

He is letting our children get slaughtered. Week, by week, by week. And it will happen again. He’s letting Christians that go to church get slaughtered. Like Pontius Pilate. [House Speaker] Paul Ryan (R-WI). Donald Trump. They’re just washing their hands of it like Pontius Pilate. Letting Christians get slaughtered in pews, letting country fans get slaughtered at concerts.

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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