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Scarborough Unleashes on ‘Coward’ Trump Over Inaction on Gun Control: ‘Frightened Little Man!’

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough unleashed on President Donald Trump and Republican lawmakers on Friday, slamming them for their inaction on gun control in the wake of the Florida school shooting that left 17 dead.

“They did nothing to protect Americans from future killings,” Scarborough said on Morning Joe, listing out recent mass shootings that have been met with legislative silence from the U.S. government.

“Donald Trump does nothing, Paul Ryan does nothing, Mitch McConnell does nothing,” Scarborough said.

“They choose to be on the side of the 4% and on the wrong side of the 95% who want common-sense gun safety laws enacted and they hide behind this lie. They hide behind the lie that Americans have a constitutional right to own a military-style weapon. They don’t. The Supreme Court has said they don’t.”

“We know this is going to happen again!” Scarborough said. “Donald Trump knew this day was coming. Donald Trump knows another school shooting is coming. Donald Trump snows another church shooting is coming. More Christians will be gunned down in churches in middle America. More country music fans will be gunned down at concerts across America.”

On Republican arguments over the constitutional right to gun ownership, Scarborough exclaimed, “They’re lying to you!”

Later in the segment, Scarborough went so far as to call Trump a “coward” for his inaction:

After MSNBC’s Donny Deutsche suggested Trump could act on gun control, Scarborough contested that “Donald Trump has proven to be a coward.”

“He’s proven to be a small man,” the Morning Joe host continued. “Why would Donald Trump stop being a coward now? Why would he stop being a frightened little man now?!”

“My hope is that his ego is bigger than his cowardice,” Deutsche replied.

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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