MSNBC host Joe Scarborough once asked President Donald Trump if he knew how to read after a GOP primary debate in 2015, and Trump responded by pulling out his Bible.
In a Thursday Washington Post op-ed , Scarborough writes that he and fiancé Mika Brzezinski met with Trump after a “bumbling debate performance” in September 2015, and asked point blank if he was illiterate.
“Mika Brzezinski and I had a tense meeting with Trump following what I considered to be a bumbling debate performance in September 2015. I asked the candidate a blunt question: Can you read,” Scarborough writes. He claims there was an “awkward silence” and said, “I’m serious, Donald. Do you read? If someone wrote you a one-page paper on a policy, could you read it?”
Trump then calmly said he could read and held up a Bible gifted to him by his mother and claimed to read it “all the time.”
Scarborough continued to labor the point in the article, citing Michael Wolff’s book “Fire and Fury,” where Wolff claims Trump never reads.
“The world wonders how the United States will survive Donald Trump. And I ask, what will finally move Republicans to deliver a non-negotiable ultimatum to this unstable president?” Scarborough writes. “Will they dare place their country’s interests above their own political fears? Or will they move to end this American tragedy only when there is nothing left to lose?”
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