If there was on single pull-quote from the Sunday morning talk shows, it was Rudy Giuliani’s proclaiming to Chuck Todd that the”truth isn’t truth” on Meet the Press. Morning Joe opened today’s show discussing Giuliani’s apparent assault on the truth, and host Joe Scarborough did not disappoint loyal viewers tuning in to hear him lace into President Donald Trump’s personal attorney.
While tossing to presidential historian (and former Newsweek Editor in Chief) Jon Meacham, Scarborough said: “Everybody knows that Rudy Giuliani is lying, even Trump.”
Meacham agreed and the two pointed out previous examples of this administration obfuscation of objective truths. There was Kellyanne Conway’s famous “alternative facts,” and President Trump’s telling his rally-goers “what you are seeing and what you are reading is not what’s happening”.
After comparing Donald Trump to an embattled Richard Nixon, Meacham ended with “The most pernicious part of the entire era is the enemy of the people stuff about the media and the attempt — really it’s not even an attempt at this point, but the assumption that you simply can fool enough of the people enough of the time to maintain this temporal hold on power.”
Watch the clip above, courtesy of MSNBC.
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