MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough slammed President Donald Trump over his erratic and confrontational daily coronavirus press briefings, saying that his “clownish” performance has even his close allies in a panic.
The “Morning Joe host warned that Trump’s chaotic presidency has been reduced to his nationally televised meltdowns.
“The politics of this for Donald Trump are so bad,” Scarborough began as he spoke with Morning Joe guest John Heilemann. “And it’s not just because of the pandemic and it’s not even because of just all of the really stupid things he said from the very beginning. The wishful thinking, the anti-science things that he said, the pro-China, just the kowtowing to President Xi and the next day praising them and then kowtowing again.”
“I don’t think the media should run the daily briefings, but it’s not because I’m afraid they’re helping Donald Trump,” he continued. “I just — they’re not news, but they’re actually hurting Donald Trump day in and day out. People see [New York Governor Andrew] Cuomo, even lifelong Republicans tell me they look at Cuomo and they’re like, ‘God, there’s a leader, why can’t Donald Trump stop tweeting? Why can’t he shut his mouth? Why can’t he just do his job?’”
“He’s really damaging his political standing by going out every day and engaging in clownish behavior,” he added.
“Buddy, it’s not helping,” Heilemann replied. “You know you’re on to something in a situation like this in criticizing Donald Trump when Lindsey Graham agrees with you,” he added.
Heilemann pointed out that “Even Lindsey Graham is on the record now with reporters trying to send that message, you know, the SOS message with the blinking his eyes and the hostage video,” he continued. “He’s trying to tell Donald Trump over and over again, you are screwing this up, these briefings are not working for you.”
Check out the clip below via MSNBC.