Morning Joe was hardly impressed that President Trump talked about his golf course during his address before the South Korean government last night.
In his speech to the National Assembly, Trump once again denounced Kim Jong Un and warned North Korea not to trifle with the United States. In the middle of these remarks, the president decided to invoke his Bedminster golf club as he described Park Sung-hyun’s victory at the U.S. Women’s Open as a South Korean cultural accomplishment.
“I just can’t,” said a very disapproving Mika Brzezinski. “It hurts.”
Joe Scarborough strongly agreed, saying that Trump’s self-promotion won’t do any good for Republican candidates who who face swing elections (such as the Virginia gubernatorial election). Scarborough also grumbled that Trump is using the presidency sell his business interests in a similar manner to why the Clintons frequently face criticism.
“Republicans, myself included, criticized the Clintons for turning public service into a money-making machine after Bill Clinton left the White House,” Scarborough said. “Donald Trump is doing it now. It is unbecoming. That’s the sort of garbage that makes moderate voters, Republicans, go, ‘you know what, I’m going to stand in line for a very long time. I’m going to send that guy a message.'”
“The word is gross,” Brzezinski said. “It’s gross,” Scarborough added.
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