Is the strain of Joe Biden's pitiful polling numbers getting to Biden fanboy Joe Scarborough? The Morning Joe host has long been a leading Trump hater but Thursday morning seemed to be the first time he indulged in violent fantasies about the former president. It happened during a segment on Boris Johnson's woes in the UK.
"I wonder, Jon Meacham, if what we’re seeing in Britain may be coming to America soon where a bloviating, right-wing nationalist who seems to be able to get away with just about anything and defy political gravity may be finally getting his comeuppance. We see in Britain one small nick after another small nick actually may cause Johnson to bleed out politically there."
Scarborough proceeded to describe various supposed setbacks, i.e., nicks, that Trump, like Johnson, has suffered in recent days.
If Scarborough had left it at praying for Trump to get his "comeuppance," that would have been unobjectionable. But he took it to a lurid new level when fantasizing whether Trump, like Johnson, might "bleed out" politically.
Scarborough then invited Morning Joe regular Jon Meacham — the Biden speechwriter who reportedly helped write Biden's despicable Georgia speech in which he compared his political opponents to George Wallace, Bull Connor, and Jefferson Davis — to join in his ghoulish fantasy about Trump bleeding out.
But Meacham hedged his bets, saying that although "history would tell us: that figures who burn so brightly do tend to burn out," it's impossible to predict that fate for Trump "in a world where Donald Trump was elected president." In other words, in a world so horrible that Trump could become president, who knows what might or might not happen!
During a period when liberals frequently condemn conservatives for their supposedly violent rhetoric, this is the second time in a week that we've witnessed a member of the liberal media using violent or vile rhetoric of their own. This past Saturday, we caught Tiffany Cross, on her MSNBC show, urging people to "pick up a weapon and get involved" in the "war."
Today, it was Scarborough's turn to fantasize the exsanguination of his reviled Trump.
Note: View the video, and you'll see Scarborough absolutely delighting in Boris Johnson's distress. Whatever Scarborough might think of Johnson's personality, does he really wish the downfall of the Conservative government and the assumption of power by the socialist Labor party? In fact, when California Governor Gavin Newsom was embroiled in a similar COVID scandal as Johnson, Morning Joe brought on a far-left Los Angeles Times columnist to condemn the recall effort against the Democrat.
Here's the transcript.
6:40 am ET
JOE SCARBOROUGH: So, this morning, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson—get this!—is once again on the defense, over another issue! This time it's whether he authorized the evacuation of cats and dogs from Afghanistan. Not making this up. A batch of leaked e-mails appear to contradict Johnson’s claims that he had nothing to do with the evacuation of animals from a British charity in Afghanistan as the country fell to the Taliban, and human beings were scrambling to find a way out of that country. Johnson's dismissed claims that he intervened and prioritized the safety of cats and dogs over that of people, and he said that was complete rubbish, or nonsense.
Those denials appear to be contradicted by a message from a British diplomat made public on Wednesday by the House of Commons select commitee. Downing Street continues to deny that the Prime Minister had any involvement in this cats-and-dogs episode.
Johnson's already facing accusations, of course, of misleading authorities over parties at Downing Street that may have broken Covid-19 policies.
I do wonder, Jon Meacham, whether we're seeing, what we’re seeing in Britain may be coming to America soon, where a bloviating right-wing nationalist, who seems to be able to get away with just about anything and defy political gravity, may be finally get his comeuppance.
We see in Britain one small nick after another small nick actually may cause Johnson to bleed out politically there. Over here, of course, it seems Donald Trump every other day, Donald Trump has a setback, either in New York State, or at the United States Supreme Court, or in Georgia with the grand jury. And the bad news just seems to keep coming for him here as well.
JON MEACHAM: Yeah. You know, in a world where Donald Trump was elected president, anything is possible. I think – I offer that as a hypothesis that's probably a theory, given the evidence. I think you lay out what history would tell us: that figures who burn so brightly do tend to burn out. It's just almost impossible to – strike almost. It is impossible to know exactly how that happens. And if it, in fact, happens again.