‘Morning Joe’ Co-Host Joe Scarborough Calls Trump ‘Laziest President’ in History

Within minutes, POTUS tweets, “No president ever worked harder than me”

Last Updated: February 11, 2019 @ 8:41 AM

The set of “Morning Joe” took their usual jabs at President Trump on Monday, telling viewers that history would remember the billionaire as the laziest person to ever occupy the Oval Office.

“Historians will record, when this presidency is over, that Donald Trump was the laziest president ever to occupy the Oval Office,” Scarborough said.

“We have seen one account after another,” he continued. “He often just hunkers down upstairs in the personal quarters. He spends the majority of his time watching cable news, tweeting, yelling, staring at TV sets like an old man that is in a retirement home.”

“Most older men in retirement homes live far more active lives than does Donald Trump,” Scarborough added.

The segment was precipitated by a leak to Axios of the president’s daily schedule, which showed a largely unstructured day filled with ample amounts of “executive time.”

“Playtime!” fellow “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski called it, laughing.

While President Trump has said he never watches “Morning Joe,” he appeared to offer a tweeted response to their mocking just minutes later.

“No president ever worked harder than me (cleaning up the mess I inherited)!” he said.  In response to the leaks themselves, Trump maintained that he often worked during executive time.

“The media was able to get my work schedule, something very easy to do, but it should have been reported as a positive, not negative. When the term Executive Time is used, I am generally working, not relaxing. In fact, I probably work more hours than almost any past President,” he said.