MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough compared Donald Trump to Ronald Reagan and argued that “elites” never saw the rise of Trump because “they don’t live where most of America lives.”
During Tuesday’s edition of “Morning Joe,” Scarborough said that while the “elites” binge watch HBO, “working class white America” watched Trump on “The Apprentice.”
“Charles Murray wrote this book called ‘Coming Apart’ talking about the decline of white America from 1960 until I think 2012.”
Co-host Mika Brzezinski commented, “Okay, good. This is important.”
Scarborough said that Murray “talked about the massive separation between elites and working class white America. And one of his points was that working class white America watches an average of 35 to 40 hours a week of TV.”
“You know what elites do? Elites go and they binge watch like their favorite shows on HBO or something else. These two worlds never meet,” Scarborough said.
“So while we were watching, you know, ‘Mad Men,’ and while we were watching ‘House of Cards,’ and while we’re watching ‘Sherlock,’ and while we’re watching all the shows we love to talk about here, they have been inviting Donald Trump into their house every week for 12, 13 years on ‘The Apprentice’ — a remarkable run for a prime time show.”
Trump’s run with “The Apprentice” was “about as remarkable as Ronald Reagan from the mid-50s to the early 1960s doing GE Theater, where over 20 million people every week saw Ronald Reagan coming into their house. Elites never saw it coming because they don’t live where most of America lives.”