Scarborough Calls Trump’s Judicial Attacks ‘Deeply Disturbing,’ Calls For GOP to ‘Start Pushing Back’
Joe Scarborough, once seen as a one of Donald Trump‘s closest allies in the media, continued to harangue the President this morning over his continued criticism of our nation’s judges.
On Wednesday, the Commander-in-Chief attacked the judges who are considering oral arguments made about his immigration executive orders; in a speech yesterday to the Major County Sheriffs’ Association and the Major Cities Chiefs Association, President Trump said, “I don’t want to call a court biased, but courts seem to be so political.”
He promptly continued, “I listened to a bunch of stuff last night that was disgraceful. It was disgraceful.” His firm commentary was also joined by a tweet that was equally critical of the three judges, who are expected to announce their ruling sometime Thursday. Trump wrote, “If the U.S. does not win this case as it so obviously should, we can never have the security and safety to which we are entitled. Politics!”
It’s a maneuver that Scarborough slammed Thursday on Morning Joe, saying, “This crosses a bright, bright line that conservatives in my party need to start talking about, and need to start pushing back on.”
The Morning Joe cohost continued:
But for him to say all of the things that he said yesterday, again, deeply disturbing because he keeps talking about how they’re political and he is trying to set them up for blame if there is a terror attack, which there is absolutely positively no evidence that we are facing an eminent threat right now.
Willie Geist pointed out that POTUS is attacking a decision that hasn’t even happened yet, and that this sort of behavior is Trump’s “default reaction to things.”
“If something’s not going to go his way — if somebody insults him — he goes after the legitimacy of the course,” Geist continued Thursday morning.
Scarborough’s commentary comes just a day after Judge Neil Gorsuch, the President’s choice to replace the late Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court, called Trump’s attack on the judiciary “demoralizing” and “disheartening” in a closed door meeting.
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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