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‘Morning Joe:’ Scarborough Calls Trump’s NY Times Interview ‘William Faulkner on Acid’ (Video)

POTUS’ sentences ”make absolutely no sense,“ says MSNBC show host

“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough said Thursday that President Donald Trump’s rambling, stream of consciousness interview with the New York Times sounds like “William Faulkner on acid.”

“I mean the sentences just keep going on, but they’re garbled and make absolutely no sense,” the host said, referring to the Nobel Prize laureate’s distinctive writing style. Faulkner is known for novels like “As I Lay Dying” and “The Sound and the Fury,” and known for his frequent use of “stream of consciousness” — a character’s inner dialogue with little importance given to punctuating sentences.

“I think I feel sorriest at this point for Donald Trump’s attorneys,” Scarborough continued. “As somebody that was an attorney once — not a good one, but an attorney all the same — I feel so sorry for those attorneys because this is a guy that damages himself every time he does a major interview.”

In the interview with the New York Times, Trump discussed Jeff Sessions, and said he should not have recused himself. He also discussed Donald Trump, Jr.’s recent email scandal that tied him to Russian interests.

Scarborough and co-host Mika Brzezinski also discussed Senator John McCain. “Well, John McCain, obviously a giant in Washington, D.C., but he’s been a giant in American life for a very long time and he served his entire adult life for the American people,” Scarborough said. “Of course, in Vietnam, and being a prisoner of war… he’s been a fighter his entire life.”