MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Rips Donald Trump Again, Calling His Campaign An ‘Embarrassment’

Joe Scarborough, a Trump cheerleader for most of the 2016 campaign, has had some sharp words for Donald Trump in recent days.

Last week, he suggested that the presumptive GOP nominee was “throwing the election” and it was time for Republican leaders to “stand up to him.” On Monday’s episode of “Morning Joe,” he went even further by calling Trump’s campaign an “embarrassment.”


Scarborough said:

[Trump] could be doing so much better. It is an embarrassment, every day, the embarrassment deepens because he just simply refuses to stop playing to the lowest common denominator. That lowest common denominator over the weekend got Donald Trump saying that people drinking alcohol in a nightclub at 2:00 a.m., should have guns strapped to their waists and firing those weapons. He said it, bullets, gunfight at the O.K. Corral gunfight at an Orlando nightclub at 2:00 a.m. when bullets are flying across – not just there, he’s suggesting that people take guns, strapped to their waists, to nightclubs. Something that even the NRA will not follow him down that dark rabbit hole.

Scarborough is referring to Trump’s insistence that if more of those killed at the Orlando nightclub were armed, then the situation would not have been as bad.

Trump, of course, pretended he never said that with this tweet today:

Last week, though, Trump said, “If some of those great people that were in that club that night had guns strapped to their waste or strapped to their ankles and if bullets were going in the other direction…you would have had a situation, folks.”

We all know what the presumptive GOP nominee meant. Trump himself knows exactly what he meant. But this is what Trump does when he is backed into a corner about something he said in the past: pretend he never said it.

It’s the kind of behavior that has forced Scarborough to say things like this about Trump:

Does Donald John Trump want to actually win? And all of the evidence, if you look at all of the objective evidence on what is required to win a presidential race… he is going to turn the White House over to Hillary Clinton. He’s going to turn the United States Supreme Court over to Hillary Clinton…

And we’re making a warning today, or at least I am, because it’s going to be too late, soon. We were talking about this six weeks ago, before we skidded into the ditch adds badly as he has. He doesn’t have that much time to clean things up. And it just keeps getting worse every day.

The rest of us can only hope that “too late” comes sooner rather than later.