Scarborough Tries To Walk Back 9/11 Column After Criticism

Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor

MSNBC anchor Joe Scarborough attempted to walk back his Tuesday column claiming President Donald Trump is a bigger threat to the United States than the 9/11 hijackers.

Scarborough wrote in The Washington Post on the 17th anniversary of the September 11 attacks that, “[Trump] has done more damage to the dream of America than any foreign adversary ever could.”

After near-universal criticism, Scarborough sent out a series of tweets regretting that he had not “shown more care” with the column, but he did not fully apologize for his comparison of Trump and 9/11.

“I should have shown more care on the tweet’s wording and the column’s conclusion,” he wrote.

Scarborough also seemed to think that only Trump supporters were offended by his article, and promised to “read the column again and think about whether I could have said the same thing in a way less offensive.”

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