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WATCH: Panicked Joe Scarborough calls Trump "a marathoner sitting on the couch drinking beer, bragging about how great of a runner he is"

The MSNBC host is barely holding it together at this point -- and with good reason, given his party's candidate


Scott Eric Kaufman
June 20, 2016 7:14PM (UTC)

On Morning Joe Monday, host Joe Scarborough asked whether "Donald John Trump actually wants to win," and concluded that "all of the evidence indicates" that Trump "isn't willing to do everything that is required to win — he's going to turn the White House over to Hillary Clinton."

Scarborough was clearly disappointed by the apparent revelation that Trump is more interested in himself than the Republican Party or its ideology.

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"Trump is going to turn the United States Supreme Court over to Hillary Clinton," he said, "and everyone who knows anything about United States politics knows this is the equivalent of a guy training for a marathon and, five weeks before the marathon, all he's doing is sitting on his couch drinking beer [and] bragging about how great of a runner he is."

"These Republicans who are saying, 'Blindly get behind him' don't understand that he's turning the White House and the Supreme Court for a generation over to Hillary Clinton," Scarborough said. "His actions today lead to a Supreme Court that liberals will dominate for a generation."

"It's going to be too late soon," he added, "even though we were talking about this six weeks ago!"

"He’s making it up as he goes along instead of listening to Cory [Lewandoski, Trump’s since-fired manager], instead of listening to Paul Manafort, instead of listening to the people that are surrounding him, trying to get their message to him. He just can’t stay on message!"

Mika Brzezinski clearly doesn't share her co-host's ideologically proclivities, but she agreed that Trump isn't making it easy for Republicans to win in November.

"He's literally still vomiting out anything he thinks off the top of his head that he might have seen on TV recently,” she said. “It’s pathetic -- it’s sad for the party, it’s sad for the country, and it’s sad for his candidacy, which could have done so much."

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Watch the entire segment below via MSNBC.


Scott Eric Kaufman

Scott Eric Kaufman is an assistant editor at Salon. He taught at a university, but then thought better of it. Follow him at @scottekaufman or email him at skaufman@salon.com.

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