Former presidential hopeful Howard Dean compared President Trump winning the election to the massacre that occurred at Kent State on Friday morning.
“I’m hoping the next presidential candidate is under 50, or at least under 55, in our party. We have go to transfer this over to the next generation,” said the former Vermont governor. “The Trump election, I think, was in a sense, their generation’s Edmund Pettus Bridge or Kent State. Their principles have been violated as a whole generation, but they’re going to have to fight through this by themselves.”
The Kent State shootings occurred in 1970 when the Ohio National Guard killed four students and wounded nine others while the unarmed victims attempted to protest the Vietnam War.
The failed presidential candidate, who was famously mocked for screeching during a primary rally in 2004, compared Trump winning an election to the murder of four innocent protestors. Seriously. Nobody on the panel immediately checked him on it.
Willie Geist led the show as Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were out on Friday.
Dean went on to discuss that he isn’t confident that Democrats will win the 2020 election despite Trump’s unpopularity.
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.”