“Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough believes when everything is said and done with President Barack Obama’s second term in office, historians will look back and lump his presidency in with George W. Bush’s.
Responding to co-host Mika Brzezinski’s point that Republicans have taken potshots at Obama throughout is presidency, Scarborough said it’s not taking potshots to say the president has “serious leadership challenges.”
“I don’t think it’s a potshot to say Barack Obama has serious leadership challenges,” he said, pointing out his liberal co-host’s “grimace face” at his point.
“I guarantee you, I will be glad to take bets from anybody from across America if I took bets: Historians will be writing and they will be lumping together George W. Bush and Barack Obama as two people that…”
“History will serve Barack Obama very, very well,” opined professor Dorian Warren.
“Oh my God,” Scarborough responded. “Maybe if Barack Obama’s doing it. But as far as leadership, knowing how to effectively run the White House, knowing how to effectively run Washington, D.C., knowing how to effectively run the bureaucracy.”
“I look forward to reading those stories that say this guy knows how to run Washington effectively. I look forward to seeing that, I don’t know who’s going to write it,” Scarborough added.
Warren told Scarborough that Obama will be treated quite well in the history books, saying, “I will be happy to call my friends in Vegas and place that bet right now, they will be very, very good to Barack Obama.”