Joe Scarborough ridiculed Fox Business host Stuart Varney on Tuesday’s “Morning Joe” over Varney’s insistence that President Trump “exaggerates and spins,” but doesn’t lie.
“This is like a comical version of ‘1984,’ if they decided to do ‘1984: The Comedy,'” said Scarborough. “Talk about doublespeak …”
Scarborough was reacting to a Friday interview between Varney and Joe Walsh, the former Tea Party congressman now challenging Trump’s re-election bid in the Republican primary. When Walsh, the interviewee, asked Varney, the interviewer, if he believed Trump has ever lied, Varney said “no.”
Walsh gave an example of a Trump lie, pointing out White House aides have contradicted Trump’s claims of high-level talks with the Chinese, as the Chinese Foreign Ministry also did.
“Even his staff, Stuart, admitted he lied this week when he said there were high-level phone calls between the United States and China,” he said. “His staff came out yesterday and admitted that the President of the United States lied to the world to manipulate the market.”
Brzezinski said what Bill Clinton was to sex, Trump is to "decency"
"What Bill Clinton did to the issue of sex to an entire generation, I believe this president is doing on issues of decency, on issues of conspiracy theories, on issues of fake news," Brzezinski said in June 15. "I think it's that simple and we're desensitized if we even argue it."
"If the president seems delusional about his accomplishments, you can point no further than that room," Brzezinski said in June 14. "There are no real men in the inner circle of the White House... none at all."
“Donald Trump, again, being a schmuck, thinking he can buy people’s integrity by inviting them over to the White House and wowing them,” Scarborough said on June 7 when discussing a dinner party at the White House. “That’s how he thinks. I know that first hand.”
Scarborough said Trump “is not a sane, rational human being”
“If any CEO, in a Fortune 500 company, was behaving this way, he or she would be removed immediately… they would take him out, he would have psychiatric evaluation and he would no longer be the CEO,” Scarborough said on June 6.
Scarborough called Trump a “bumbling dope” on May 11 because of the way a meeting with Russia’s Foreign Minister was handled.
“Looking at the front pages of the newspapers here… The Wall Street Journal also, you look, of course, at pictures. The shameful picture where the United States press corps was kept out but the Russians were allowed in,” Scarborough said while holding up the paper.
Scarborough slammed Trump on March 31, saying that Russians are lucky that POTUS is “stupid enough” to pick up their fake news.
“We’re obsessed on how the Russians have hacked, how the Russians have tried to impact this, how the Russians have tried to impact the White House,” Scarborough said. “We’re really just playing into their hands.”