It’s no secret Joe Scarborough is no fan of Donald Trump... (anymore)
In his endless struggle to critique the president in ever more flourishing terms, the morning host dropped an amusing Yiddishism on air, calling the the 45th president a “schmuck.”
The moment came during a discussion of the looming James Comey hearing which is expected to completely bring Washington D.C. to a standstill on Thursday. Earlier in the show, Scarborough warned his former Republican colleagues that it was critical they maintain their independence.
GOP operative and show regular Steve Schmidt spoke about how many of Comey’s Republican inquisitors tomorrow still have long careers left in the party and how their conduct would continue to follow them long after Trump has left the stage.
“I think we’re looking for a generation now of younger Republican leaders. Are they going to put the country first? Are we going to get to the bottom of what happened, or are we going to see nonsense tomorrow,” Schmidt specifically cited, Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton and Florida’s Marco Rubio — who both recently had dinner with Trump.
Scarborough was dismissive.
“Donald Trump, again, being a schmuck thinking he can buy people’s integrity by inviting them over to the White House and wowing them? I’m sorry, that’s how he thinks,” he said, “I know that firsthand. He thinks if he invites you to the White House and gives you food that you are going to cut him a break, cut him slack.”
The borscht belting suggests John Podhoretz is rubbing off on him.
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