Joe Scarborough: Syria/Mattis Issue Has Trump Apologists ‘Crossing the Rubicon’ and Saying ‘Enough’
Joe Scarborough described what seems to be a significant shift in support enjoyed by President Donald Trump as a result of his sudden withdrawal of 2,000 U.S. troops from Syria, unfounded claims that “ISIS is defeated,” and the resulting resignation by Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis.
The Morning Show host did not demur on a Monday morning harangue that even cited Fox News’ Brit Hume, who tweeted over the weekend the following:
Too much of the criticism of Trump has been overblown, too often about things that either didn’t happen or didn’t matter. That is not true of Syria/Mattis. This is a big deal, both in the substance of the Trump decisions and the way the whole episode was handled.
— Brit Hume (@brithume) December 23, 2018
Scarborough added, “it does seem that for many Trump supporters, and I will say also some Trump apologists, this was Trump crossing the Rubicon… this was, as one historian said, this was basically Jacksonians in the Trump coalition rising up and saying enough.”
Watch the clip above courtesy of MSNBC.
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