MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough questions faith of Trump supporters: ‘Who raised them?’
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough castigated supporters of President Donald Trump on Monday, and questioned their values for supporting the man they voted into office.
During Monday’s “Morning Joe,” Scarborough questioned Trump voters over their support of the president after discussing Trump’s honesty with presidential historian Jon Meacham.
“We’ve been focused so much on Donald Trump,” Scarborough said. “I have to say I think it’s time to start focusing on the people behind him who were applauding at lines that they know are lies.
“Who raised them?” Scarborough asked. “What church did they go to growing up? Do they still go to church every week?”
He wasn’t done with Trump supporters’ faith there, though — he went on to suggest that those very same supporters are hypocritical for going to church on Sundays and applauding the leader of the free world on Mondays.
“Do they go to church on Sundays and then Mondays they applaud somebody beating up the press for asking a question about health care reform?” Scarborough asked. “What do they tell their children at night about the type of character they want them to have?
“You see,” Scarborough finally explained, “you can’t cheer about somebody committing assault and battery and beating up somebody and throwing them to the ground. You can’t cheer on lies that you know to be lies and then go home and try to teach your child anything. You just can’t. Because they will see that you are the hypocrite standing behind the president, cheering him on and laughing as he applauds assault and battery, as he lies about the most basic facts, as he tears to shreds one constitutional norm after another.”
Scarborough, fully heated, continued, “I’m just wondering what do you do when you go home from that [Trump] rally, applauding what’s going — applauding of the lies, applauding the assaults, applauding the abuses, applauding the vulgarities … who are the people that continue to applaud things they know to be lies?”
You can watch a portion of the show, including the above-mentioned segment, in the video player below.