During Friday’s edition of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”, host Joe Scarborough mocked former President Donald Trump for trying to wash his hands of one of the Republican candidates he had endorsed by blaming the candidate’s “shoddy work ethics” for his terrible poll numbers.
Host Joe Scarborough pointed out that is “laughable” that Trump is now trying to distance himself from David Perdue, the former GOP senator who’s running for Georgia governor on a platform based on Trump’s election lies.
Scarborough was reacting to remarks from NBC News reporter Marc Caputo who said:
“Trump believes that Perdue’s work ethic has been shoddy. Republicans in other races when we discuss Perdue with them, they said the problem is Perdue. He doesn’t really like campaigning, he doesn’t really like voters, he doesn’t really like raising money and talking to donors, and he doesn’t like giving campaign speeches. That’s a problem if you’re running a statewide campaign.”
“Part of the result of what we’re seeing in the polls so far with [Gov. Brian] Kemp dominating him is just that fact,” Caputo added, “Perdue probably wasn’t the right candidate, or this wasn’t the right time to take on a Republican candidate like Gov. Kemp in this year when he is running for re-election.”
Scarborough was baffled by Trump criticizing someone else’s supposed laziness.
“Donald Trump criticizing somebody’s work ethic?” he said. “That’s laughable considering the man had too much executive time on his hands so he could watch cable news all day while president.”
“Lots of TV watching and tweeting,” agreed co-host Mika Brzezinski, “as long as he could.”
Watch the segment below: