Morning Joe Plays Montage of Trump Incitements, Calls Supporters ‘Precious Snowflakes’ Over Waters
Setting up a video and segment on Morning Joe on Tuesday, host Joe Scarborough said that he hadn’t had a chance to watch the montage they were about to play, but he was “confident” they were about to see President Donald Trump “talking about lollipops and cuddly bears.”
What they actually showed was a series of clips of the President invoking actual violence directly. The montage was a counterpoint to a montage on rival network Fox News that featured Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA).
After the montage, Scarborough took a shot at Trump supporters who have reacted to weekend remarks from Rep. Waters with calls for “civility.”
“Yesterday we saw supporters of the White House and others, supporters of Donald Trump, melt like precious snowflakes in the Arizona sun because Maxine Waters said some things that were very regrettable,” he said.
Scarborough said Waters remarks were something she shouldn’t have said, but suggested not really an incitement to violence. He added, though, that Trump’s response to Waters was.
“Of course, you can say ‘well wait, is she really inciting violence’ because that’s what a lot of people on Twitter were saying she was doing. You can look at those words and try to figure out if she was,” he said, “Of course the President’s response ‘Be careful what you ask for’ actually was an incitement to violence.”
Historian and author Jon Meacham added that what bothers him are those who oppose this talk and support Trump anyway.
“What I don’t quite get is there’s probably 10% to 15% of the people who say they approve of the president’s job performance who really don’t like any of this,” he said. “and I just keep thinking of him as the 401(k) Trumpites.”
Watch the clip above, courtesy of MSNBC.
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