Joe Scarborough had a meltdown regarding Donald Trump and Jeb Bush’s war of words regarding “anchor babies” and “Asians,” saying, “why can’t my party get its hand out of the blender?”
Scarborough had a hard time on Tuesday’s “Morning Joe” coping with his party’s self-destruction, saying, “When Hillary Clinton has FBI helicopters swirling around her headquarters and is basically saying ‘Please, please, I’m obstructing justice, please take me away.’ And we’re talking about, it’s really the Asians’ fault? Versus the Hispanics’ fault.”
Mike Barnicle: And you’re absolutely right. I don’t know that it will happen. Nobody knows what will happen, but the fact that Donald Trump stands up there with certainty in uncertain times, people just gravitate toward it.
Joe Scarborough: Yeah, so Donald Trump is tweeting again this morning and he’s aiming his barbs at comments from Jeb Bush at the border yesterday.
Jeb Bush (Video):This is ludicrous for the Clinton Campaign and others to suggest that somehow, somehow I’m using a derogatory term. What I was talking about was the specific case of fraud being committed where there’s organized efforts and frankly more related to Asian people.
Scarborough: [Nervous laughter] What are you going to do? What are you going to do, man? Why are we having this conversation in August? Why can’t my party get its hand out of the blender? When Hillary Clinton has FBI helicopters swirling around her headquarters and is basically saying ‘Please, please, I’m obstructing justice, please take me away.’ And we’re talking about, it’s really the Asians’ fault? Versus the Hispanics’ fault. Let me get this tweet in. Donald Trump, “In a clumsy move to get out of his anchor baby dilemma, he blames Asians. Asians are very offended.” I can’t even read it. “Asians are very offended that Jeb said anchor babies applies to them as a way to be more politically correct to Hispanics.” A mess with an exclamation. [Nervous laughter]
MSNBC Panel: I’m surprised he only used one. He had a lot of characters.
Scarborough: Oh, my God. So Jamie, so tell me, when exactly is my Republican Party going to get back into the White House? In the year 2025? When is, I mean this is a mess. Anchor babies, no, the Asians’ fault. Not the Hispanics. What’s, it’s a mess.
Jamie Weinstein: It’s largely the Trump factor. Everyone is responding to Trump. They don’t know what to do.