We're utterly inured to Joe Scarborough comparing Donald Trump to Hitler. Joe can barely get the former president's name out of his mouth without appending, "fascist."
So it came as a shock today when Scarborough analogized Trump to . . . Jesus!
The Morning Joe host was warning potential protesters of Trump's arrest in NYC that Trump would not come to their aid. Scarborough has mentioned that, contrary to his earlier hinting, Trump never pardoned any of the January 6th protesters (although he was out of office two weeks later.)
In making his case, Scarborough quoted from Elton John's "Tower of Babel" song from his 1975 album "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy," in which Elton sang: "Jesus don't save the guys in the tower of Babel." Observed Scarborough:
"Jesus don't save the guys in the Tower of Babel. And let me tell you something: Donald Trump doesn't save you if you break the law."
That is the strangest of analogies from one of the liberal media's strongest Trump haters!
Note: Scarborough's mention of doing an "Ari Melber thing" was a reference to the penchant of cool-dude Melber, a fellow MSNBC host, to quote rap lyrics.
Morning Joe saying that just like Jesus didn't save people in the Tower of Babel, Donald Trump won't save his supporters protesting his possible arrest in NYC was sponsored by Skechers and Johnson & Johnson, maker of Nicorette.
Here's the transcript.
6:05 am EDT
JOE SCARBOROUGH: The arrests keep coming for January 6th.
WILLIE GEIST: Yup.
SCARBOROUGH: Trump's trying to get them to do another January 6th today or tomorrow. The Justice Department is going to have to get a bigger boat or at least hire more attorneys if they do it.
Because, again, I think we're all supposed to be panicked and freaked out by all the stupid things Republicans do. It just ends up losing them elections. And if people go out and do this in the streets, just going to get arrested, thrown in jail, and stay there for as long as -- if they want to follow Donald Trump and break the law, you know, they do that, they just end up in jail like all these other people.
. . .
Let's hope for their sake and, of course, for the police officers' sake, that there's not a huge disturbance. Because it ends up, it just ends up being bad for them. They end up going to jail.
You know, Elton John had a line off of his album, "Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy, that said -- see, I'm doing an Ari Melber thing, but doing it with the 1970s music.
Jesus don't save the guys in the Tower of Babel. And let me tell you something: Donald Trump doesn't save you if you break the law.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: He's the wizard of [inaudible.]
SCARBOROUGH: If you go to jail. And there's a chance that Donald Trump himself may go to jail. Now, they can scream and squawk, but here's the crazy thing. I know this is radical for some of y'all, but just because an election turns out the way you don't want it to turn out doesn't mean it's not an election. It's going to be recognized, and we're going to move forward, whether a Democrat wins or a Republican wins.