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Joe Scarborough: ‘No, jackass,’ last summer’s Black Lives Matter violence, destruction weren’t as bad as the Capitol riot

Immediately following last month’s Capitol riot in Washington, D.C., a major point of contention among conservatives has been that leftists far and wide decried the “insurrection” of Jan. 6 while ignoring — or even justifying — the months and months of violence and destruction from Black Lives Matter and Antifa that took place across America last year.

And MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough let his position be known during Tuesday’s edition of “Morning Joe.”

What did he say?

Addressing the “idiots on other cable news channels” who say the crime of “mom and pop” stores “vandalized during the summer riots” is “just as bad as the United States Capitol being vandalized,” Scarborough threw down: “No, jackass, it’s not.”

“The Capitol of the United States of America is the center of American democracy,” he continued. “And while I’m a fierce believer in people’s right to defend their private property, I’m not going to confuse a taco stand with the United States Capitol. I’m not going to confuse the selling of tacos with actually moving through a constitutional process.”

What else did Joe say?

Scarborough apparently caught wind of the Daily Caller’s later tweet and let them have it.

“Do you think it is the same?” he tweeted in response. “Are you too stupid to understand the destruction of personal property is abhorrent, and at the same time realize that a terrorist attack against the US Capitol is a greater threat to America? Is arson against a warehouse the same as 9/11?”

The Daily Caller followed up its initial tweet with another clip showing a man speaking in front of his destroyed store last summer:

“Was Scott Carpenter’s furniture store which was burned down during the riot in Kenosha just a taco stand @JoeNBC?” the Daily Caller asked.

But Scarborough hit right back: “No jackass. It was a furniture store. And the freaks who burned it down should rot in jail until they pay him back.”

Richie McGinniss, the Daily Caller’s chief video director, tweeted that “the *federal courthouse in Portland was attacked for over 100 days straight. I was at the Capitol, and I was in Portland. Both were abhorrent because they were both examples of POLITICAL violence. For Joe, the Capitol riot was Trump supporters, and that’s the *real difference.”

Again Scarborough defended himself: “You are being ignorant. I have attacked rioters in Portland since the summer. I have specifically blasted Portland’s mayor and Oregon’s governor repeatedly for letting rioters trash the federal courthouse and destroy the city. Can you do the same to the Trump Terrorists?”

Anything else?

The Daily Caller didn’t let up, offering up a pair of videos that underscored its case:

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Joe Scarborough calls for arrest of President Trump, Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump Jr. for ‘insurrection’

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough expressed outrage Thursday over the storming of the Capitol Building the night before by Trump supporters, and called for the arrests of President Donald Trump along with his attorney, Rudy Giuliani, and son, Donald Trump Jr., for “insurrection” for the language the trio used in speaking to the protesters before they marched to the Hill.

Later in the day, the federal prosecutor handling the investigations of the Capitol breach signaled that the prospect of such high level arrests has not been ruled out.

What are the details?

On his show, “Morning Joe,” Scarborough lambasted the Capitol Hill police for not using more force against the mob, dropping an F-bomb on air, yelling, “Trump supporters walk in and you open the f***ing doors for ’em. You open the doors for ’em and let them breach the people’s house! What is wrong with you?”

“Are we a nation of laws? Are we a nation of one man?” he continued. “Donald J. Trump called for the insurrection against the United States of America. He called for it. Rudy Giuliani called for combat justice. Just an hour or two before this happened. Donald Trump Jr. said ‘we are coming for you.'”

During a “Save America Rally” for Trump supporters ahead of the Capitol siege, Rudy Giuliani called for a ”
trial by combat,” and Donald Trump Jr. issued a warning to GOP lawmakers, saying, “These guys better fight for Trump. Because if they’re not, guess what? I’m going to be in your back yard in a couple of months.” He added, “We’re coming for you, and we’re going to have a good time doing it.”

President Trump ended
his speech to the crowd by encouraging the crowd to walk to the Capitol to give Republicans the “boldness that they need to take back our country.” He insinuated that he would accompany his supporters, but did not do so.

Scarborough told his audience, “That’s insurrection against the United States of America, and if Donald Trump Jr., Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump are not arrested today for insurrection and taken to jail and booked—and if the Capitol Hill police do not go through the video and look at the face over every person that invaded our Capitol—and if they are not arrested and brought to justice today, then we are no longer a nation of laws and we only tell people they can do this again.”

Scarborough, a former GOP congressman, has been an outspoken Trump critic after the former friends fell out following the president’s election to office.


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Michael Sherwin, the acting U.S. Attorney for Washington, D.C., told reporters Thursday that “all actors” involved in the riot on Wednesday could face prosecution.

The Hill reported that Sherwin was specifically pressed about Trump’s speech to his supporters ahead of the storming of the Capitol. “We’re trying to deal with the closest alligators in the boat right now,” he said. “Those are the people who obviously breached the Capitol, created violence and mayhem there and then exited. But yes, we are looking at all actors here, not only the people that went into that building.”

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, self-described ‘small gov’t conservative,’ says GOP needs to be ‘destroyed’

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, despite curiously describing himself as a “small government conservative,” said recently that he hopes the Republican Party gets “destroyed.”

What did he say?

“I’ll just lay it out,” Scarborough said during an interview with hosts Saagar Enjeti and Marshall Kosloff for the Realignment podcast. “I hope this Republican Party has no future. I hope it’s destroyed.”

The “Morning Joe” host — who served in Congress as a Republican in the 1990s before becoming a TV personality — grew increasingly hostile toward the party following the election of President Donald Trump. As an outspoken Trump critic, Scarborough fittingly pinned most of the blame for his animosity for the GOP on Trump’s sway over the party.

“Donald Trump is a racist. He’s a bigot, he’s fascist and my Republican friends and I can still call them friends. I can have friends that I disagree with politically, but my Republican friends that I used to work with have remained silent through the racism, through the fascism, through the breaching of constitutional norms,” he said on the podcast. “I hope they go the way the Whig party. And I, I don’t think they deserve anything more than a complete and total collapse.”

Scarborough, who was on the podcast to promote his new book and discuss the future of the GOP, reiterated his feelings shortly after, adding, “I want the party to die.”

What else?

Interestingly, Scarborough condemned the GOP as racist and fascist and deserving of destruction while simultaneously calling for the two parties to work together. When Kosloff pressed Scarborough on the apparent inconsistency, the MSNBC host briefly acknowledged the point before reverting back to bashing Republicans.

“You got to make that calculation and get to [51 votes] any way you can, but I guess because I am a Republican, I was a Republican, I guess I hold my own side to a higher level. And what this Republican Party has proven is what I spent my entire life trying to disprove, that Republicans weren’t racists, that Republicans weren’t hard-hearted when it came to taking care of poor people, that Republicans weren’t anti-immigrant and all of these things,” he argued.

“This Republican Party under Donald Trump, they’ve actually proven that every horrible thing that liberals have said about the Republican Party over the past 25 years are true,” he added.

“How do you sit down, how do you find a middle ground with a political party that is trying to throw out 150 million votes and disregard an election?” he asked. “They are either anti-democracy or they are post-democracy. I don’t know what you call it, but they don’t deserve to survive.”

(H/T: The Federalist)

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Mika Brzezinski says she’s ‘done being polite’ to Republicans about masks; Trump is ‘killing tens of thousands’

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski blasted Republicans and President Donald Trump on the topic of face masks, and became so enraged that she declared she is “done being polite.”

A very aggrieved Brzezinski attacked Republicans about coronavirus measures, as it pertains to mask mandates, as her co-host husband Joe Scarborough cracked jokes and laughed at her hostile temperament towards “his friends.”

During a discussion about Joe Biden’s call for Americans to wear face masks for 100 days, Brzezinski remarked on how “quickly the numbers would change” with a mask mandate and compliance.

Brzezinski then addressed Scarborough’s “friends” and “some of the Republicans,” who have not pushed face masks as fervently and forcibly as Democrats.

She denounced Republican politicians “who’ve been standing by as stooges to President Trump, not stepping up for the American people and their safety and, quite frankly, stepping up against the president’s stupidity and cruelty, not being a leader on this coronavirus.”

“Honestly, honestly, how stupid can you be at this point?” an annoyed Brzezinski questioned rhetorically, as reported by Mediaite. “If you just actually read about it, learn about it, how stupid can you be to be so arrogant and to be so flip about this when we have numbers like this? How crazy are you?”

Brzezinski asked, “And I wonder if your friends and those Republicans will actually admit that actually doing basic things to mitigate this virus would have changed the course of this pandemic?”

Scarborough joked with his wife, “Should I ask them that way?”

“Yeah, ask them,” Brzezinski snapped back, as Scarborough began giggling. “Because you know what the numbers will change. And at this point, I don’t even … I’d be careful.”

“Well, we’ve been asking that question for quite some time. Again, I think I’ll be a little polite first and I’ll pick up the phone…” Scarborough replied.

“I’m done with being polite,” Brzezinski barked. “I actually would like people in this country to stay alive. unlike some of your friends and Republicans in the Senate and in the House.”

Brzezinski then snarled, “And President Trump, whose presidency is killing people by the tens of thousands.”

“We agree with all that, we just don’t agree about how I approach my friends,” Scarborough responded.

Brzezinski sarcastically replied, “Friends? Those are great friends.” She then added, “This president wanted you arrested, Joe. And they still stood by him. I’m just saying could you require that he doesn’t kill people?”

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MSNBC host hits Dem Party with hard reality check over election results: ‘An absolute repudiation’

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough gave the Democratic Party a reality check that will probably go ignored after the media declared former Vice President Joe Biden the president-elect.

What’s the background?

Although Biden is the likely winner of the election, Democrats suffered significant losses outside of the presidential contest. Not only did Republicans cut into the Democratic majority in the House, but Republicans will likely maintain their majority in the Senate, and Republicans made gains on the state level in New Hampshire and Alaska.

Meanwhile, President Donald Trump and the Republican Party made significant gains among most demographic groups.

As TheBlaze reported, Trump’s support among Hispanic Americans, women, black Americans, Asian Americans, and generally most demographic groups increased this year compared to 2016. He only performed worse among white men, which is Trump’s strongest demographic group.

What did Scarborough say?

The MSNBC host said the election’s results were a “repudiation” of the far-left Democratic agenda that the party’s most liberal lawmakers want to force on America.

Scarborough’s comments were made on his show “Morning Joe” Friday morning before the media declared Biden the election winner.

“I’ve got to put a sidebar in here because after the dust settles, if Joe Biden ends up winning the presidency, then I think a lot of people are going to turn to what happened to the Democratic Party,” Scarborough said, Fox News reported.

“There is no way to put this other than to say … Joe Biden winning looks like a one-off. This election for the most part was an absolute repudiation of the Democratic Party as a brand. Their brand doesn’t work across most of America. It just doesn’t,” he continued.

“They got routed in Senate races they should have won. And I mean, and if you don’t believe me, just look back at all the predictions. Are Democrats going to win nine, 10, 11 Senate seats? The House results are perhaps even more shocking. Nobody thought that this was going to be close. The weekend before the election, Republican pollsters were talking about hemorrhaging support in suburbs and couldn’t believe the numbers. They said, ‘We’re going to get destroyed.’ Well, it ended up [that] they couldn’t believe the numbers for a good reason. The numbers were wrong!” Scarborough said.

The MSNBC host went on to say that he has spoken to experts who predict that “Republicans are going to have a huge year in 2022” if “Democrats don’t correct course.”

Anything else?

Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang is also sounding the alarm that, despite likely winning the White House, Democrats are losing overall.

Yang explained on CNN that the Democratic Party has a “fundamental problem” — they’re focused on identity politics, not the working-class.

“There’s something deeply wrong when working-class Americans have that response to a major party that theoretically is supposed to be fighting for them, so you have to ask yourself what has the Democratic Party been standing for in their minds?” Yang said.

“And in their minds the Democratic Party, unfortunately, has taken on this role of the coastal urban elites who are more concerned about policing various cultural issues than improving their way of life, that has been declining for years.” he explained. “And so if you’re in that situation, this to me is a fundamental problem for the Democratic Party because if they don’t figure this out, then this polarization and division will get worse not better.”

Yang predicted that if the Democratic Party does not turn course, then it will result in “continued acceleration towards the institutional mistrust that animated the Trump vote and will continue to do so.”

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Joe Scarborough compares Trump to Putin: ‘Trump would kill reporters if he could get away with it’

MSNBC host and former Republican Joe Scarborough told his audience Monday morning that President Donald “Trump would kill reporters if he could get away with it,” comparing the U.S. president to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

What are the details?

Scarborough made the comment during his criticism of Trump’s “60 Minutes” interview with CBS reporter Lesley Stahl, which aired the night before, hitting out at the president for criticizing Stahl after she began the sit-down by asking: “Are you ready for some tough questions?”

“How fascinating that Donald Trump says it’s, quote, inappropriate for Lesley Stahl to ask tough questions,” Scarborough said “It’s just, it’s really fascinating at this point to look how much that Donald Trump resembles an autocratic leader from eastern Europe, whether it’s Belarus or whether it’s Russia.

“Actually, though he kills journalists, Vladimir Putin on camera actually seems a little more willing to answer tough questions when they are asked of him,” Scarborough continued. “Donald Trump can’t even handle that.

“Of course, Donald Trump would kill reporters if he could get away with it,” the MSNBC host said. “I think even his strongest supporters would admit Trump would do whatever he could get away with.”

The Daily Caller reported that Scarborough “made similar comments back in February, claiming ‘dictator’ Trump would ‘arrest every journalist he didn’t like’ if he could get away with it.”

Scarborough and his “Morning Joe” co-host and wife Mika Brzezinski interviewed Trump frequently on their show before he became president in 2016, but the MSNBC duo has since become fervent enemies of the president.

What about the 2015 interview?

During a 2015 interview on “Morning Joe,” then-candidate Trump was pressed by Scarborough to condemn Putin’s killing of journalists who do not agree with the Russian leader.

Scarborough, who previously served as a U.S. congressman for Florida, asked Trump what he thought about Putin giving him a compliment.

“When people call you brilliant, it’s always good, especially when the person heads up Russia,” Trump replied.

“Well, he’s also a person that kills journalists and political opponents and invades countries,” Scarborough said. “That would be a concern, would it not?”

“He’s running his country and at least he’s a leader, unlike what we have in this country,” Trump responded.

“But again, he kills journalists that don’t agree with him,” Scarborough said.

Trump argued back, “Well, I think our country does plenty of killing also, Joe. You know, there’s a lot of stuff going on in the world right now, Joe. A lot of killing going on and a lot of stupidity.”

Trump finally relented that he does condemn Putin’s killing of journalists and political opponents.

When asked about how America’s relationship with Russia might change under a Trump presidency, Trump said, “I’ve always felt fine about Putin. I think he is a strong leader, he’s a powerful leader, he’s represented his country the way — the country is being represented.”

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‘Morning Joe’ was outraged that Trump brought up the death of his intern — but had a different reaction in unearthed 2003 video

A resurfaced clip from 2003 is being circulated online to show a disparate reaction from Joe Scarborough about references to the death of his office intern decades ago.

The MSNBC host expressed indignant outrage when President Donald Trump brought up the tragic and accidental death of his intern, but he was far less upset in the clip from the Don Imus show.

“Don’t be afraid to be funny, because you are funny. You know, I ask you why you won Congress, you said you’d had sex with the intern and then you had to kill her, that’s pretty risky to say,” Imus says on the clip to Scarborough.

“Exactly, what’re you gonna do,” Scarborough responds, laughing.

The video clip was re-discovered by the Media Research Center after he excoriated the president for calling on law enforcement authorities to reopen the case.

“I know you meant to be extraordinarily cruel to me by attacking me, by bringing up a conspiracy theory that has lived in the gutters of the internet for some time now. But just like the Seth Rich conspiracy murder that was pushed by your allies, you don’t understand the pain you cause,” Scarborough said in response to the president’s tweet.

“You don’t understand the pain you cause,” he continued, “you cause to families who’ve already lost a loved one. Not me. Not my children. Not anybody that knows me. They know the truth. You once again drag a family through this and make them relive it again, just like Seth Rich’s parents, as if losing a loved one the first time isn’t enough.”

Here’s the unearthed 2003 video:


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Ted Cruz fires up a Twitter feud with Joe Scarborough: ‘You chased after Trump for 2 years like a teenage girl’

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) launched into a social media feud with MSNBC host Joe Scarborough after he fired back over a fake news report about Vice President Mike Pence.

“Joe, you chased after Trump for 2 years like a teenage girl throwing her panties at the latest boy band; now you pretend to be this indignant paragon of virtue outraged at everything he says & does,” Cruz tweeted.

“All to get invited to DC cocktail parties & thrill the 13 people watching MSNBC,” he mocked.

The feud began when Scarborough reposted a false claim that Mike Pence had delivered empty boxes to a rehabilitation center as a political stunt. The video had been manipulated to misrepresent a joke the vice president made.

Cruz slapped down Scarborough for circulating the false claim:

“Hmm. When you’re on the defensive for being dishonest & corrupt, perhaps best not to forward fraudulent stories from Jimmy Kimmel (that he’s admitted were false)? You are claiming to be a journalist, after all….” he added.

Although Scarborough had deleted the tweet with the fake news, he fired back an insult at Cruz and his history with the president.

“Ted, when I make a mistake I admit it. You remain mired in shame because you kowtow to a man who called your wife ugly and said your daddy assassinated JFK,” Scarborough said.

“Me messing up a tweet or two will never erase the shame you carry every day of your life,” he added.

Here’s Cruz on Morning Joe in happier times:


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Joe Scarborough: the atmosphere inside the White House is ‘very sober,’ and COVID-19 is ‘going to change the way Americans live’

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough says that the COVID-19 outbreak is more like World War II rather than like 9/11.

Speaking with presidential historian Jon Meacham, Scarborough said that the U.S. was facing a challenge comparable to WWII.

What are the details?

The “Morning Joe” co-host said that the weekend’s “sobering report” that estimated the death of at least 2 million Americans from the COVID-19 spread puts the country on par with WWII rather than the events that unfolded on Sept. 11, 2001.

“[That’s] more Americans than died in World War I, World War II, Vietnam, and the Civil War combined. It is a staggering number,” he said.

“The same thing happened in Great Britain, where they reversed course after finding out their models yesterday would lead to 250,000 British citizens dying,” he continued. “The White House is unusually focused and frightened about what is coming.”

Scarborough, who said he spoke to “high-ranking officials” this week, insisted that he received information that “this is going to be very bad.”

“We are going to have to, you know — it is all hands on deck,” he added. “This isn’t like 9/11. This is like World War II. It is going to change the way we live as Americans. And the atmosphere inside the White House was very sober.”

Scarborough pointed out that even President Donald Trump seems to be feeling the ominous atmosphere judging by his suggestions.

“As I hear the president yesterday talking about voluntary measures, and then suggesting they may have to lock down so-called hot spots, I was thinking, ‘That’s actually the best way to go at first,'” he admitted. “Because we Americans might not respond as well, certainly not as well as, let’s say, people in China, people in Singapore, to federal government locking things down. It is going region by region, state by state, locality by locality.”

What else?

Meacham added that he believes it feels more like “England and Britain during World War II.”

“The analogy I keep thinking of is less about America during World War II, because though we mobilized, we did it very late,” he explained. “Obviously, after Pearl Harbor and Germany declared war on us, 16 million Americans served, 11 percent of the male population, 2 million in Europe. There were victory gardens, and there was a full mobilization.”

He continued, “I think this is more like England and Britain during World War II. Civilians are actually combatants, if you will, if you followed the analogy. Everybody was at the front, right? Churchill said in the great ‘finest hour’ speech, you know, let us so conduct ourselves that if the British empire were to last 1,000 years, men will still say, this was their finest hour.”

He concluded, “[Churchill] needed everybody because Germany was dropping bombs on everybody. Where we’re living right now, the Luftwaffe is overhead in the form of a pandemic. It requires, dare I say it, Churchill-like leadership.”


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