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Morning Joe Hosts Mock Trump's Jumbled Mess Of An Attack On Them

While most presidents usually stay out of the spotlight upon leaving office, former President Trump knows only his ego and finding any platform that will host his web of lies and bullsh*t to nurse said ego back to health. Ever since he was booted off all major social media platforms for inciting violence and posting non-stop lies about the 2020 election results, Trump has taken to old-fashioned press statements and recorded messages to air his never-ending lies and petty grievances.

Well, the former "defeated" president's latest message was an attack on MSNBC's Morning Joe.

“Will Morning Joe be canceled,?" began Trump's statement. Adding, " He and Mika’s ratings are very low—they are having an extremely hard time finding an audience to listen to the Fake News they spurn. Losing them would be very sad—hope it doesn’t happen! On another front, looks like Unjoy Reid, the racist commentator on MSDNC (MSNBC), is toast. Her stupidity is only surpassed by her absolute lack of television persona. She never had it, and never will. The only thing she’s good at is spewing racist hate but obviously, no one is listening!”

Morning Joe co-host Mika Brezinski was quick to point out Trump's hilarious misusage of the word 'spurn.'

“We do spurn Fake News,” Mika Brzezinski responded.

After reading that verbal word salad on air, Scarborough sarcastically remarked, “I never heard him talk about spurn, using that has a word. I don’t use the word, it’s new vocabulary! Secondly, he can’t quit us!”

Perhaps Trump should've just stuck to covfefe.

Watch The Entire Exchange Below:



#EndorseThis: Scarborough Drops F-Bomb, Demands Arrest Of Trump, Junior, And Rudy

Joe Scarborough, the host of the MSNBC news show Morning Joe, delivered a powerful denunciation of MAGA rioters, Capitol police, and Trump and his closest allies, going as far as using the F-bomb on his morning cable program. Scarborough's outburst was strong, moving, and perfectly summed up the anger that we are all feeling after the hideous events that took place yesterday.

"You opened the doors for them and let them breach the people's house," roared Scarborough in his fiery rebuke. Watch the passionate speech by the host, here:


Former Top SDNY Prosecutor Says Don Jr. ‘In Jeopardy’

Reprinted with permission from Alternet.

During a Tuesday morning appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” author and former federal prosecutor Preet Bharara was asked to weigh in on possible legal problems that Donald Trump Jr. could be facing—and he responded that from a legal standpoint, the president’s son might be in “jeopardy.”

Special Counsel Robert Mueller, as part of his Russia probe, has been investigating a June 9, 2016 Trump Tower meeting in New York City that included Trump Jr. as well as the Trump Organization’s Jared Kushner, Paul Manafort (President Trump’s former campaign manager), and several others, including Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya. Subsequently, Trump Jr. testified about his Russian contacts when he testified before the House Intelligence Committee in December 2017.

Co-host Joe Scarborough asked Bharara, “Given what you know about Donald Trump Jr., his testimony before Congress, would you bring charges of perjury against Donald Trump Jr.?” And the former U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York responded, “I haven’t seen all the evidence. As a former prosecutor, I don’t like to second-guess decisions and anticipate necessarily. I don’t know enough about what his intent was.”

Bharara added, however, “But I do think, though, based on his testimony and some other things, that Donald Trump Jr. is in jeopardy.”

Bharara (author of the new book Doing Justice: A Prosecutor’s Thoughts on Crime, Punishment and the Rule of Law) went on to say that if Trump Jr. were to face legal peril, “we’re all in jeopardy, because if something were to befall, in a criminal sense, Donald Trump Jr., I don’t know what his father is capable of.”

In December 2017, Trump Jr. testified that in June 2016, his father knew nothing about the Trump Tower meeting. But Michael Cohen, Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer, has disputed that clam.

#EndorseThis: America Must Hold Fox (And Murdoch) Accountable

Sorry but funny isn’t really happening today, as we honor the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre — and wonder how our country fell into this perilous pit of hatred.

Even amid mourning and remembrance, we hear a chorus of calls for accountability not just from Trump himself but also from Fox News, the loudest media bullhorn for Trumpism. As Rupert Murdoch’s network triples down on the conspiracies and bigotries that fuel the Trump version of “conservatism,” many voices have begun to demand an advertiser boycott. Even Republicans like Joe Scarborough and Bill Kristol, the neoconservative who appeared on Fox News Sunday for years, are wondering how Murdoch and the Fox board can stomach their toxic role in our culture.

To anyone who has followed Murdoch’s career closely, all the way back to the race-baiting headlines he ran in the 1980s New York Post, such questions sound naïve. But yes, the Murdoch propaganda operation needs to be held to account for its daily violations of civil decency — now.

(h/t to Mediaite)

Just click  for a dose of reality.

 

Joe Scarborough: Why Does Murdoch Still Allow Lou Dobbs to Spew Hatred and Conspiracies on Fox?

 

History Professor Who Predicted Trump’s Election Victory Says He’ll Be Impeached

Allan Lichtman, an American University history professor, has correctly predicted the outcome of every presidential election since President Ronald Reagan was elected in 1984. Yes, he even predicted President Donald Trump’s win in 2016.

Now, he’s doubling down on another prediction: Trump will be impeached following the results of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

“I think Mueller — and this is my prediction — is going to come up with findings that are going to shock the country, not only involve conspiracy with Russia but could involve serious financial crimes,” Lichtman said on MSNBC’s MorningJoe.

Lichtman also believes the Russia investigation could turn out to be worse than many expect for the president.

“[T]aking things of value from foreign nationals is a crime, aiding and abetting illegal computer hacking is a crime, negotiating as a private citizen with a hostile foreign power with which there is disputes is a crime. If this is serious enough—and I’ve taken a lot of flak for that—I think there even could be charges of treason,” Lichtman said. “After all, Russia was waging war against us—not a war with bombs and bullets, but a cyber attack, an online attack designed to destroy democracy.”

This is to say nothing of possible obstruction of justice charges that could also result in Trump being impeached. “There’s as strong a case of obstruction of justice as there was against Bill Clinton on a vastly more important matter than a blue dress,” Lichtman observed.

The historian expects that Republicans will be forced to act by a furious public after Mueller’s findings are released.

Watch the segment below.

SNL Cold Open: Bill Murray IS Steve Bannon On ‘Morning Joe’

It’s morning on Saturday Night Live, and that means Morning Joe, hosted by those cooing lovebirds Joe Scarborough (Alex Moffat) and Mika Brzezinski (Kate McKinnon), along with their revolted sidekick Willie Geist (Mikey Day). The guest is of course author Michael Wolff (Fred Armisen), played with appropriate asperity as he reveals the White House secrets he left out of his bestseller Fire and Fury. And who appears next but surprise guest Steve Bannon (Bill Murray, who embodies the mad, disheveled presidential adviser and self-styled kingmaker).

Bannon insists he will return to dominate national politics. Meanwhile, he’s working on a web series: “Cucks in Cars Getting Coffee.” Listening to Bannon’s plans for the next presidential cycle, Mika is despondent. “The America we loved is over! No one is coming to save us and no one can!”

Unless it’s…Oprah (Leslie Jones), who shows up to explain why she is even more qualified to be president than Trump. She is an actual billionaire, so who knows?

 

 

 

#EndorseThis: Chris Christie Utters The Ugly Truth About Ted Cruz

No longer laying low, Chris Christie showed up on Morning Joe today — where he proceeded to trash Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), one of the few political figures even more widely disliked than he is. The topic was the politics of disaster relief after Hurricane Sandy and now, following Harvey’s devastation of the Lone Star State.

Whatever you may think of America’s least popular governor, his curt analysis of Cruz and all the other hypocrites across the Republican south was dead on. Christie also offered a few insightful comments on the Arpaio pardon. Then he quickly resumed sucking up to Donald Trump.

Feel free to skip everything after the first ten minutes or so.

Why Joe Scarborough Says He’s Abandoning The GOP

Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.

Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough made a surprising announcement on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday: The former Florida Republican Congressman is giving his party the boot.

“You changed your mind about Donald Trump. Why haven’t other Republicans done the same?” Colbert asked, drawing on Scarborough’s lifelong allegiance to the GOP.

“I think it’s inexplicable,” Scarborough answered. “This is well before Donald Trump was elected president that my party has betrayed their core values.”

Scarborough supported Jeb Bush in the Republican primary and backed John Kasich once Bush dropped out. He claims he was never “pro-Trump”, much to the dismay of the president, who insisted in a tweetstorm that he no longer watches Scarborough’s morning show.

According to Scarborough, Republicans had “a thousand” reasons not to vote for their candidate, from Trump’s initial Muslim ban proposal, to his attack on Judge Gonzalo Curiel, to his feigning ignorance of David Duke and the KKK.

“Time and time and time again they turned the other way,” he lamented. “And they’re doing the same thing now. And it’s actually disgusting.”

“You have to ask yourself, what exactly is the Republican party willing to do?” Scarborough asked. “How far are they willing to go? How much of this country and our values are they willing to sell out?”

“But aren’t you a Republican?” Colbert wanted to know.

“I am a Republican,” admitted the Morning Joe host. “But I’m not going to be a Republican anymore. I’ve got to become an Independent.”

Watch:

Alexandra Rosenmann is an AlterNet associate editor. Follow her @alexpreditor.