MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough did not hold back on Tuesday morning when going after Donald Trump and yet another one of his lies.
The “Morning Joe” host called Trump out for not being straightforward with the American people over his justification for assassinating Iranian general Qassim Suleimani.
“They justify the attack, at first, by saying, there’s an imminent threat,” Scarborough said. “Why do that? Well, if the threat’s imminent you’ve got to move immediately on Suleimani. You don’t have time to talk to Congress, you don’t have time to talk to anybody, you don’t have time to plot it out. We’ve got him, we’ve got to kill him — that’s been their justification.”
Scarborough then noted that Trump’s claims started falling apart days after making them.
“Starting Sunday the rollback of this imminent threat, the lie — I suspect it’s a lie — that he had plans to immediately go out and kill other Americans, and now, I mean, if it is the case, okay,” Scarborough said. “Let’s see the evidence. But the only thing the secretary of state and all of Trump apologists have said, people inside the Trump administration has said, editorial pages that slavishly bow down to Donald Trump, they’ve all said, ‘Well, no, it doesn’t matter. Those Democrats, why are they taking Donald Trump at his own word? Why are they asking if it was an imminent threat? It doesn’t matter, this man was a danger.’”
Scarborough said the administration still hasn’t made the case for killing a high-ranking foreign government official.
“Yes, Suleimani was a danger to American troops everywhere,” he said. “Kim Jong-un is also a threat to America. Is he next on Donald Trump’s kill list? What about (Bashar al-)Assad? Assad’s killed more Arabs than other leaders in history other than Saddam Hussein. Is he next on the kill list? I mean, Saddam Hussein was on our kill list, wasn’t he? And killing him, how much peace has that brought to the Middle East?”
“They can’t have it both ways,” Scarborough added. “Can’t, on one hand, say we had to do this right away without conferring with Congress, other than a presidential tweet. ‘The threat was imminent, we had to kill him right away,’ and now doing nothing but rollback, one after another, saying, ‘Doesn’t matter whether it was imminent or not. Come on, this guy was a bad guy — he should have killed him when we had the chance.’”
“Doesn’t make any sense,” he concluded.
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