Joe Scarborough has ventured so far into Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS) that his show really should be called “Morning Joke”.
Never one to offer an original thought, the host credited Time magazine with labeling Steve Bannon the “real” president.
TIME magazine was right: Steve Bannon is the president of the United States.”
To back up his assertion, Scarborough then launched into an ad hominem attack on President Trump, alluding to the decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement as evidence Bannon is calling the shots at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
He seemed to forget the withdrawal was a major promise made by Trump very early in his presidential campaign.
He has gone in. Donald Trump doesn’t know anything about policy. Donald Trump doesn’t know anything about politics. Donald Trump doesn’t know anything about anything. He can get up and give a good speech. You listen to him talk about any topic and he wanders from sentence to sentence to sentence. So Steve Bannon is now the President of the United States. And that was more clear yesterday than ever before.”
Not satisfied with that display of TDS, Scarborough then claimed Bannon is the source of White House leaks regarding Kushner’s ties with Russia recently hyped in the Washington Post.
He asserted Bannon “bragged” about the existence of damaging information on Trump’s son-in-law prior to the appearance of the Post story and follow-up coverage across the media.
Scarborough provided no source for the allegation that Bannon “bragged” about having negative information on Kushner. The media have been trying to stoke the fire of a rivalry between the two ever since Bannon signed on to the campaign.
The Post story regarding an attempt to set up a back channel for communications with Russia has since been debunked. After all, if Kushner and other Trump aides were already “colluding” with Russia during the campaign, why would they need a “back channel”?
It all reeks of media desperation to tear down the Trump presidency, with “Morning Joke” becoming a prime outlet for their ludicrous assertions and conspiracy theories.