MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough was horrified by President Donald Trump‘s rally in Pennsylvania Saturday, saying it reminded him of a certain Italian dictator.
“The booing is getting stronger by the day whenever he goes out there and whips up like it’s a Mussolini rally,” he said.
“Yes, that’s what I said,” he added for emphasis.
“There is certainly nothing American about what Donald Trump did in Pennsylvania when he tries to turn an entire audience, whether it’s against Katy Tur or Chuck Todd and this weekend he went after Maggie Haberman,” he continued. “When you’re in rallies like that and you whip your supporters into a frenzy, there are real life consequences to that. Threats follow, often death threats.”
“His constant attacks over many, many months and days, including many, many months and days as president of the United States, they’ve worked,” Morning Joe contributor Mike Barnicle said. “He said there’s lots of evil in Washington, D.C. Lots of bad people. And the president of the United States has injected, successfully, a slow poison into the culture of this country.”
Commentary editor Noah Rothman had a bit of a sunnier outlook.
“The reason this is a competitive race and we’re likely to see some democratic victories in November is because of Donald Trump,” he said. “This is a values election. This is a referendum on Donald Trump and his behavior. Behavior like that is precisely why voters will go to the polls to register their dissatisfaction with this president.”
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