Morning Joe Nails ‘Grifters’ Accusing Intel Chiefs of Abuse: ‘Trump is Monetizing the Presidency’

Morning Joe called out the White House for hypocrisy on Tuesday in light of the news that the Trump Administration is looking to revoke security clearance for ex-intelligence officials who have criticized the president.

When Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the development through her latest White House press briefing, she told the media that President Trump was interested in yanking credentials from those who have “politicized” or “monetized” their public service by “making baseless accusations” against him. In terms of Sander’s point about monetization, Joe Scarborough retorted that Trump and his associates have already found a lot of ways to personally profit from the presidency.

“You could write a book on this,” Scarborough said, “on how much Donald Trump is monetizing the presidency, and how much his entire family is monetizing the presidency, and most importantly, how much the corrupt Republican Party in Washington, D.C. is helping them monetize the presidency.”

Mike Barnicle took this up a notch, saying the Trump Administration is “filled with grifters.”

“The removal, a threatened removal of security clearances from people like Michael Hayden and John Brennan and others is so small, so petty, and so predictable, and it is the behavior of a man, Mr. Trump, who knows that the cops are at the door.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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