MSNBC host Joe Scarborough compared President Donald Trump’s speech in Pennsylvania to a Benito Mussolini rally Monday on “Morning Joe,” calling his approach un-American.
“Well, you know, the president likes funny names,” Scarborough said. “He actually talked about the fake media. He got people booing. The booing is getting stronger by the day whenever he goes out there and whips up like it’s a Mussolini rally. And yes, that’s what I said.”
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Scarborough lamented the damage Trump was doing to the mainstream media’s reputation and claimed he is hoping his supporters will start to threaten members of the press.
“There is certainly nothing American about what Donald Trump did in Pennsylvania when he tries to turn an entire audience, whether it’s against Katy Tur or whether it’s against Chuck Todd or this weekend he went after Maggie Haberman. But when you’re in rallies like that and you whip your supporters into a frenzy, there are real life consequences to that,” Scarborough concluded. “Threats follow, often death threats. And that is actually, Mike, unfortunately that’s exactly what [Trump] wants,” Scarborough said of the Saturday speech.