Joe Scarborough was flabbergasted on Monday that Hillary Clinton is sticking with her old defense of her private email server when it’s much more likely to do her harm than good now.
The Morning Joe host began the day by looking at Clinton’s interview with Fox’s Chris Wallace, where she again insisted that she neither sent nor received information marked as classified. Clinton’s defense of her actions was torn apart by fact-checkers, and Scarborough chuckled after watching her blame staffers for sending classified info on the unsecured server she sanctioned herself.
“This is what I don’t understand,” Scarborough began. “We know she is lying. She knows she’s lying. The voters know she is lying. So when she goes out and lies on top of a year of lies all she does is drive down her honest and trustworthy numbers even more…”
Scarborough and Richard Haass both agreed that the 2016 election has become about which presidential candidate can paint the other as the worst, but noted that Clinton’s “self-inflicted wound” will give Donald Trump new leverage over her. Scarborough went on to say that Clinton would’ve mitigated the damage a lot better if she emphatically recognized that her actions were a “mistake,” and accepted FBI Director James Comey‘s criticisms of her conduct.
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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