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Monday, December 09, 2019

Joe Scarborough Nails 'Lying' Republicans On Trump/Biden Comparisons


Joe Scarborough Nails 'Lying' Republicans On Trump/Biden Comparisons

Although many Republicans are afraid to say anything that is even remotely critical of former President Donald Trump, a few have tried to disparage President Joe Biden by making Trump/Biden comparisons. And Never Trump conservative Joe Scarborough, on the Monday, January 31 broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” slammed such comparisons as a “dangerous false equivalency.”

Scarborough told a panel that included historian Jon Meacham, the Rev. Al Sharpton, MSNBC’s Jonathan Lemire and fellow “Morning Joe” host Mika Brzezinski, “(Sen.) Mitt Romney and (Sen.) Ben Sasse, who are supposed to be the reasonable, rational people — just last week, they engaged in this false equivalency, this dangerous false equivalency, that suggested that Joe Biden was no better than Donald Trump. Now, they know that when they say that, they’re being liars…. They know they’re lying.”

The former GOP congressman went on to say, “They play for their base, and they know they’re lying…. They can’t act like these are normal times. They cannot lie and say that Joe Biden, for all of his flaws and failings, is just like Donald Trump in not respecting fair and free elections. They know it is a false equivalency. They know it’s a lie.”

Meacham agreed with Scarborough, interjecting, “It’s a flaw in the conversation for all kinds of reasons. It’s just not commensurate…. The idea that somehow or another, this is secretly 1986, and it’s Bob Dole versus George Mitchell on ‘The Capitol Gang’ — this is not that.”

Reprinted with permission from Alternet


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