Joe Scarborough condemned President Trump’s fixation on a caravan of migrants slowly moving toward the United States from Central America, telling his audience on “Morning Joe” on Wednesday that the demonization from the White House wasn’t just un-American but un-Christian, too.
“What Donald Trump is doing is not only anti-American,” said Scarborough. “I will just say this as a guy that was raised in the southern Baptist church, at least based on the bible I read, the gospels that I read, the good samaritan story that I read, it’s un-Christ like what’s going on here.”
“History will look back and Americans will look back with shame that we ever had a president like this,” Scarborough lamented. “The statue of liberty, it’s still in New York Harbor. It’s still stands for what makes this country great. Out of many, one. That has been our history for years and years, for over 200 years.”
Though Trump — a thrice married New York City real estate billionaire — has never claimed to be a biblical scholar, he made a notable effort to reach out to Christian and evangelical voters who returned the favor by supporting him to the hilt in 2016. During a speech while a candidate, Trump told an audience at Liberty University that he was fond of the bible’s “Two Corinthians” — a mispronunciation of “Second Corinthians,” which drew laugher from the crowd.
The president’s language on the migrant caravan that began in Central America earlier this month has been much clearer. On Twitter, Trump has railed against the migrants, promoting tough Fox News coverage of the event and even warning to send the military to the border if need be.
“For those who want and advocate for illegal immigration, just take a good look at what has happened to Europe over the last 5 years. A total mess! They only wish they had that decision to make over again,” said Trump Wednesday morning in his latest pronouncement on the matter.
For those who want and advocate for illegal immigration, just take a good look at what has happened to Europe over the last 5 years. A total mess! They only wish they had that decision to make over again.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2018