MSNBC's Scarborough Nods, Smirks When Guest Says Trump Made U.S. a ‘Sh*thole Country’
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President Donald Trump has nothing to do with these poorly-run Democratic cities being overrun with crime and destruction -- but he's apparently to blame.
That's the twisted logic of MSNBC, who apparently has no issue with network contributors claiming the president has turned America into a "sh*thole country."
During an interview Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” network chief political analyst Eugene Robinson said Trump’s leadership during the coronavirus pandemic has turned the United States into “the sh*thole country that nobody wants people from.”
Co-host Joe Scarborough asked, “Did you ever think, Gene, in all of your years, that the United States of America would be in such a poor condition, a Third World condition when it came to health care and the government’s handling of a pandemic, that we wouldn’t be able to go to other countries?”
"Never in my life, in my wildest imagination did I think we could conceivably be in this position. And we don’t have to be. It didn’t have to be this way. We could have done what other developed countries did," Robinson said.
"We could have properly shut down the economy, driven the infection rate very low, and by now, we would be cautiously reopening, and we’d have a caseload that was similar to those of the rest of the world, basically, because we can’t go anywhere. And Donald Trump didn’t do that, because he thought the virus was a hoax or he didn’t understand it or confused World War I and World War II and 1917," he added.
Robinson continued: "e added, “It’s just appalling, and shocking, really, that we’re in this position. But this is where we are. We are pariahs. We are, we are the shithole country that nobody wants people from. That’s us now."
Scarborough, with a smirk on his face, followed that up by saying: “Yeah. It’s amazing. Donald Trump’s ignorance of history, Donald Trump’s ignorance of medicine, Donald Trump’s ignorance of epidemiology, Donald Trump’s refusal to listen to his experts have put us in this position.”
Perhaps Scarborough is still mad that Trump went after him big time back in May regarding the mysterious death of a 28-year-old who previously served as one of his interns.
"'Concast’ should open up a long-overdue Florida Cold Case against Psycho Joe Scarborough. I know him and Crazy Mika well, used them beautifully in the last Election, dumped them nicely, and will state on the record that he is ‘nuts’. Besides, bad ratings! #OPENJOECOLDCASE," Trump wrote.
Lori Klausutis served as an intern for Scarborough when he was a GOP lawmaker representing Florida's 1st District from 1995 to 2001.
She was found dead in Scarborough’s district office in Okaloosa County, Florida, in July 2001.
The case continues to be brought up because many find it suspicious that a 28-year-old fell in an office, hit her head, and then died.
Here's more from the Washington Examiner:
Klausutis had told a co-worker and a mail carrier she wasn’t feeling well the day before she died.
Two people who were looking for help with an immigration case found Klausutis the morning of July 20, 2001.
The medical examiner said the woman had an abnormal heart rhythm and lost consciousness. She fell and hit her head on a desk, which ultimately led to her death.
Scarborough has vehemently denied any involvement in her death. In a letter to Variety Fair in 2005, the former congressman and television host said he had only met Klausutis three times and was never alone with her.
He also denied he resigned from Congress because of her death, as he announced his resignation in May 2001, and she died months later.
Her death was ruled accidental, and the medical examiner concluded that she had an abnormal heart rhythm. No foul play was reportedly suspected.