‘This Is Madness’: Joe Scarborough Rips Into Report of John Bolton’s State Department Nod


While it seems as if Rex Tillerson is set to be slated as our nation’s next Secretary of State (though he’s certainly an appointment that will be heavily contested), Andrea Mitchell of NBC News reported that Tillerson may have some unusual company joining him:

He will also be paired with former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton as his deputy secretary of state, one of the sources added, with Bolton handling day-to-day management of the department.

It’s a head-scratching move that had MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough perplexed Monday morning. “Bolton doesn’t have what it takes to nail the place down,” Scarborough alleged, indicating Bolton’s role to compliment that of Tillerson’s. “And by the way why would Donald Trump pick a guy who still thinks invading Iraq was a good idea?”

“This is madness by the way. I keep hearing John Bolton’s name. This guy still believes — knowing everything that we know — that we should have invaded Iraq,” Scarborough continued incredulously.

Morning Joe cohost Mika Brzezinski was less likely to buy into the hype surrounding John Bolton at all. “I don’t believe it. It’s not gonna happen,” she said Monday.

Just yesterday, John Bolton was asked on Fox News about the reports that the CIA has confirmed Russian interference into our election process, a prospect Bolton was not even willing to accept, going as far as to suggest the whole thing may have been fabricated. “It is not at all clear to me, just viewing this from the outside, that this hacking into the DNC and the RNC computers was not a false flag operation.”

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