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Scarborough Blasts ‘Quivering Coward’ Trump in Scathing Monologue: ‘He’s Just Lying’ to U.S. Troops

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough started his Thursday with a monologue that tore into Donald Trump for politicizing his trip to see U.S. troops stationed abroad.

While political observers are happy to see the president finally go visit troops in combat zones, critics are not happy with how Trump used troops to score political points and take overt shots against his enemies. Scarborough joined the chorus of critics by saying “the troops were clearly glad to see him, I think every American should be grateful for that, but we should be concerned that Trump once again used a captive audience of American heroes to push his unpopular domestic agenda.”

Scarborough went on by slamming Trump for repeating a “lie” about the military’s pay raise in front of troops who will immediately realize “it’s not even close to being true.” He also lambasted the president for saying Americans were the “suckers of the world” for fighting hostile forces abroad before they can threaten the U.S. domestically.

“U.S. Leaders once stood up to bullying threats from tyrannical thugs…But now we have a weak president who fears Russia and Turkey, and is in full retreat across the globe and he has gifted to Middle East, to Russia, to Iran and to ISIS. It just seems to me that we aren’t the suckers after all, Mr. President. You are, and you’re the sucker for believing that dismantling America’s most successful military operations across the globe will do anything other than help Russia, ISIS, Iran and our other geopolitical enemies, our threats. That is not going to make America great again. It’s going to make us much weaker than we’ve been at any time since World War II.”

Scarborough also called Trump a “quivering coward” for “caving” to tyrants like Vladimir Putin, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and Mohammed bin Salman.

Later in the show, Scarborough again blasted Trump for making false claims to push political points before the U.S. troops. “He’s just lying to those troops like he’s lying to people that go to his rallies. But they’re a captive audience. They have to be there. How unbecoming.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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