As we told you yesterday, Republicans pounced after Joaquin Castro posted the names of San Antonio residents who have donated the maximum amount ($2,700) to the Trump campaign. After criticism, Joaquin — the brother of Democrat presidential candidate Julian Castro — claimed that what he did was perfectly acceptable because there was no “call to action.”
MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough thinks it’s totally appropriate to publicize the names and workplaces of Trump donors for the presumed purpose of shaming them. He started out by disagreeing with Rep. Kevin McCarthy that it was an effort to “target and harass Americans”:
In other words, Trump donors have it coming, according to Scarborough:
If your business funds Trump’s campaign, then you are supporting white supremacy.
Look at his rallies.
Listen to the chants of “Send her back!”
Hear the calls of “Shoot them!”
Your money funds that.
Your business supports that.
You are complicit.
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) August 7, 2019
After Scarborough’s tweets, it started getting a little awkward:
— Luke Thompson (@ltthompso) August 7, 2019
Here’s Scarborough answering Hewitt’s question of whether he’d be Trump’s running mate in January 2016, about six weeks after Trump proposed the Muslim ban https://t.co/pY5OzCAb2M pic.twitter.com/b7q2aYip3q
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) August 7, 2019
As many have noted whenever Scarborough slams Trump and now his donors, he’s certainly made his share of in-kind “contributions” over the years:
You gave him 41 interviews… FORTY ONE!
— EducatëdHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) August 7, 2019
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) August 7, 2019
— J (@1000Steps) August 7, 2019
41 total interviews.
31 of them by phone.
That’s how many times Donald Trump appeared with Joe & Mika from the time he announced his candidacy to the time he accepted the nomination.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) August 7, 2019
— Anthony Abides (@AnthonyAbides) August 7, 2019
— Extremely Careless (@Shanghaibeast) August 7, 2019