“Morning Joe” on Wednesday offered a stinging critique of President Trump’s re-election campaign kickoff rally in Orlando, Florida.
“I mean no disrespect to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll but this is Elvis in ’77, just kind of lumbering across the stage, sweating,” MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said. “It’s Elvis in ’77, sweating, trying to sing the old hits but his heart’s just not really in it.”
And he added that the crowd seems to sense that Trump might have been off his game. “They know what he’s going to sing before he sings it,” he said. “They know all the words and the guy who was once so exciting is now just dull.”
Scarborough also criticized the president for focusing so much attention during his campaign kickoff rally on his 2016 opponent, Hillary Clinton, who is not running in 2o20. “He’s still attacking Hillary Clinton!” he said. “Like doing ‘Lock her up’ things. I mean, that’s beyond.”
Earlier in the segment, Scarborough used another pop culture reference to critique Trump, with whom he had once been friendly early in the 2016 campaign.
“Donald Trump was a disrupter, Donald Trump was dangerous,” Scarborough said. “He’s looking about as dangerous as Austin Powers after he came out of the whole cryogenically frozen thing.”
Watch the segment below.
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) June 19, 2019
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