Joe Scarborough tilted into the absurd Tuesday morning, telling his MSNBC audience that former President Donald Trump would imprison or execute his enemies if elected next year.
During the two-and-a-half-minute rant, Scarborough left his cohost Mika Brzezinski and guest Al Sharpton sitting in silence while he crafted a dystopian nightmare that would come to pass if Trump regained power. Only the federal courts stopped him from jailing or killing his political opponents during his first term, Scarborough hilariously said.
“He is not a normal candidate. He is running to end American democracy as we know it. He’s an authoritarian who a court in Colorado ruled two days ago that he led an insurrection against the United States government,” he said. “He hasn’t done the things that the American judicial system did not allow him to do last time but may very well allow him to do this time, or a judicial system that will be ignored by Donald Trump and run over by Donald Trump to create the greatest constitutional crisis of our lifetimes.
“Just because he hasn’t done it yet doesn’t mean he won’t do it,” Scarborough added.
With the willing Brzezinski and Sharpton willing him on, Scarborough then took his fantasy fiction to a new level.
“He will do, he will get away with, he will imprison, he will execute whoever he’s allowed to imprison, execute, drive from the country. Just look at his past. It’s not really hard to read. Again, the only thing that stood between him and the destruction of American democracy was the federal judiciary.”
A casual viewing of MSNBC these days may appear to show the weight of the free world on the shoulders of hosts who have suggested President Trump would cancel their network and end independence at the Justice Department. President Trump’s rise in the polls has prompted the increasingly bitter Scarborough to mock his performance at a televised town hall as well as his height and weight while at the same time flabbergasted as to why Americans are so concerned with President Joe Biden’s advanced age.
Scarborough may be forced to soon take advice from Fox News host Tammy Bruce who recently told liberal ABC News host George Stephanopoulos to “get used to” President Trump dominating the polls between now and Election Day.