MSNBC’s Morning Joe kicked off Thursday with a clip of the cartoon “The Simpsons” showing Homer dressed in a hat and mustache trying to get free beer at Moe’s.
It goes to President Donald Trump’s latest conspiracy theory that you “you need voter ID to buy cereal.” Presumably, he meant a photo ID, but either way, the comment prompted ridicule for a president who likely hasn’t purchased his own groceries in decades.
“It’s unbelievable,” host Joe Scarborough said. “There are moments when Donald Trump tweets things that I suppose we should be shocked by, but it just makes you laugh. Yesterday’s was so preposterous. I mean, is he suggesting they’re doing the Homer or sort of like the Bobby Valentine going back into the dugout after getting kicked out? He came wearing a mustache. Donald Trump’s not even trying anymore. These are so preposterous. Again, doing it all to benefit a senatorial candidate in Florida who’s going to end up winning.”
Co-host Willie Geist agreed, noting that when he saw the quote, he thought it was from the satire website “The Onion.”
“I thought it was made up,” Geist said. “What he did say is people go to their car after they voted. They put on a different hat. They put on a different shirt. And then they go back in and vote again. Quote, it’s really a disgrace what’s going on the president of the United States said of the voting.”
Scarborough then turned to cite many of the president’s biggest “fish stories.”
“He claimed that he talked to a professional golfer who said a couple of people cut in line and voted twice in California and out of that — of course the golfer denied it,” the host noted. “The professional golfer denied it in 2016 and out of that Donald Trump said that, like, what 6 million people vote illegally.”
Geist noted there’s frequently a “straw man” in his conspiracy theories.
“Who’s his buddy that never goes to Paris anymore, Tom or Doug?” he recalled. “Jim!”
Guest John Heilman said that later in the show frequent commentator Donny Deutsch would join the panel in a bald-cap so Heilman could get more than one comment in against Trump.
Watch the hilarious opener below: