1. Prop up Trump
2. Build YUGE oppo file on him
3. Turn on him after he's nominated
4. Profit, because viewers are idiots#HowToMorningJoe
— Kyle Foley (@KFoleyFL) August 3, 2016
Former CIA Director Gen. Michael Hayden was on “Morning Joe” Wednesday to talk Donald Trump and his fitness to be president, but it’s comments from host Joe Scarborough on Trump and the use of nuclear weapons that are making the rounds right now.
Specifically, Scarborough told a story of an unnamed foreign policy adviser who had met with Trump “several months ago” and during that meeting, Trump reportedly asked three times why the U.S. just can’t use its nuclear arsenal. The panel was speechless, interpreting Scarborough’s ominous warning as Trump not understanding how devastating the use of nuclear weapons would be in a conflict:
— Oliver Duggan (@OliDuggan) August 3, 2016
— Bharat Krishnan (@BharatKrishnan) August 3, 2016
Fast forward to the 0:49 second mark for Scarborough’s comments:
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) August 3, 2016
Exit question: If Scarborough thinks this is really a disqualifying statement from The Donald, why did he sit on it for “several months”?!
He's had this info for THREE months… https://t.co/nFgvT9eIcF
— Kimberley Ramplin (@Kimbo_Ramplin) August 3, 2016
So this will drive the news cycle today. Initial Q: why is Scarborough only now reporting this from months ago? https://t.co/dB5relD7gW
— Dean Barker (@deanbarker) August 3, 2016
JESUS CHRIST JOE MAYBE YOU COULD'VE LET US KNOWN A LITTLE EARLIER ABOUT THAT NUKE THING https://t.co/5kJ1ulyEOq
— Jesse Berney (@jesseberney) August 3, 2016
Why are we just finding out about this, though? https://t.co/R7b4pKg5ye
— Czar Pharaoh Khan (@3CarryOnItems) August 3, 2016
Over to you, Joe.