Saying that “people close to him during the campaign told me had early stages of dementia,” Joe Scarborough has made an impassioned plea for the removal of President Trump from office.
On today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough also cited a New York Daily News editorial calling Trump a “madman.” Scarborough, noting the imminent risk of war with North Korea, called out General Mattis, Rex Tillerson, Steven Mnuchin and Mike Pence by name. Scarborough called on them to remove Trump, claiming that the current situation is what the 25th amendment was drafted for.
Note: Scarborough’s call for the removal of Trump came one day after Trump tweeted out a suggestion that Scarborough be investigated in connection with the death of a Scarborough aide in 2001. Mika responded on air, reading a statement she had written, saying that Trump: “crossed another deeply disturbing line with his attack on Joe, the chief law enforcement officer of the United States of America advanced a false conspiracy theory to intimidate the press and cause a chilling effect on the First Amendment. Joe and I are not intimidated and his bizarre behavior contravenes both the Constitution and basic moral judgment.”
So now that Matt Lauer is gone when will the Fake News practitioners at NBC be terminating the contract of Phil Griffin? And will they terminate low ratings Joe Scarborough based on the “unsolved mystery” that took place in Florida years ago? Investigate!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2017
JOE SCARBOROUGH: And yet, he is completely detached from reality. We had a New York Times and Washington Post piece saying so a couple of days ago. And the question is, Mika, if this is not what the 25th amendment was drafted for —
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: — then what was it drafted for?
JOE: I would like the cabinet members serving America, not the President. Serving America. You serve America and you know it. You know you don’t serve Donald J. Trump: scam developer, scam, you know, Trump University proprietor. Reality TV show host, you don’t represent him. You represent 320 million people, whose lives are literally in your hands, and we are facing a showdown with a nuclear power, and you have somebody inside the White House that the New York Daily News says is mentally unfit, that people close to him say is mentally unfit, that people close to him during the campaign told me had early stages of dementia. Now, listen, you can get mad at me if you want to.
MIKA: You can say that’s not okay to say, but it is reality.
JOE: But it is okay to say. When are we supposed to say this? After the first nuclear missile goes? Is that when it’s proper to bring this up in polite society? Tell me. General Mattis, when is it polite to bring this up in polite society? Rex Tillerson, when is this the right time to talk about a mentally unstable President in the White House and a nuclear showdown with another unstable madman in North Korea? Is it after the first nuclear missiles fly? What exactly is the right time, Steve Mnuchin?
JOE: Mike Pence! Guess what? Republicans want you to be President. The Republicans in the House and the Senate would love you to be President of the United States. You know why? Because you’re stable. And here’s the thing. Everybody around Donald Trump knows he’s not stable. Everybody around Donald Trump knows he’s not stable now.