Scarborough Rips ‘Ignorant Fool’ Mitch McConnell on Immigration: Knows ‘Nothing About Conservatism’


Joe Scarborough tore into Mitch McConnell on Thursday over the “un-American” treatment of migrants at the southern border, decrying the Senate Majority Leader as an “ignorant fool” for his capitulation to President Donald Trump.

MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle first showed today’s cover of the New York Times, which features a 2-year-old Honduran girl “crying as her mother is being frisked by an I.C.E. agent.”

“Is this the United States that you remember?” Barnicle asked. “Is this the United States that you want to be? Is this the United States you want the world to see?”

Scarborough said that while he’s a “hardliner on immigration,” and wants “a very tight border,” what’s “going on at the border right now is un-American.”

“I will tell you a lot of catholic leaders have come out and said it is un-Christ-like,” he added. “This is Donald Trump’s America.”

Scarborough then set his sights on McConnell, referencing the senator’s claims that the Trump presidency has been a great era of conservatism.

“And if this is, as Mitch McConnell says, what he considers to be the high-water mark of conservatism in America, then Mitch McConnell is a fool.”

“Mitch McConnell is an ignorant fool who knows absolutely nothing about conservatism,” Scarborough continued. “About Edmund Burke. About Russell Kirk. About Milton Friedman. About William F. Buckley. And yes, about the sainted Ronald Wilson Reagan, who Mitch McConnell says was not as conservative as Donald J. Trump — lifetime Democrat and contributor to the DNC, Nancy Pelosi, Rahm Emanuel and Chuck Schumer.”

“That’s our America, Mika,” Scarborough said. “And sadly, that’s our Republican Party. And that is the problem today.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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