Scarborough Sounds Alarm Over Trump Life Term Comment: If GOP ‘Thinks He’s Joking Then They’re Fools’

Upon news that Chinese president Xi Jinping might just become president for life, President Donald Trump reacted in a speech over the weekend that “we’ll have to give that a shot someday.” For the panel on Morning Joe, this was far from just another thoughtless Trump gaffe.

“Last week was just stunning thing after stunning thing after stunning thing, but that was one of the most stunning things,” The Washington Post‘s Eugene Robinson said. “The Chinese leader makes a clear play to become leader for life, the heir to Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. The president of the United States you would expect to say, ‘this is not a good idea.'”

“There are many people who will say, oh, the president was just joking…But there are statements in the past that Donald Trump has made where he has praised Xi for consolidating power” host Joe Scarborough said. “China has become more and more autocratic over the past six months to a year. He’s made conscious moves to become more and more autocratic.”

“When Republicans ignore the fact that this man is talking about being president for life, if they think that Donald Trump is joking, then they’re fools,” Scarborough added. “And I don’t think they’re fools. I think they know exactly what he’s saying.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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