Joe Scarborough accused President Donald Trump of using “Stalinist” tactics to attack the free press Thursday, and said the country is in for a “reckoning” in 2018.
In his latest op-ed for The Washington Post entitled “A Storm is Gathering,” Scarborough writes Trump has “contempt for the rule of law” and has “savaged Mexicans, Muslims, and Gold Star mothers” while showing “malignant idiocy” in matters of foreign policy.
“This president is ripping apart the carefully woven fabric of U.S. foreign policy that bound administrations together from Franklin D. Roosevelt to Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama, and across the American century,” Scarborough writes.
He also believes Trump’s criticism of the U.N. and his America first policy amounts to a “dangerous retreat” from the world stage, and he said Trump is disrespecting the history upon which the U.S. was built on.
The “Morning Joe” host said Trump’s tweeting is undermining alliances the U.S. has maintained since World War II, but failed to list specific countries or treaties that have been effected. He also called Trump “a tyrannical president” who is threatening the constitution and blatantly destroying the First Amendment.
Scarborough has been locked in a personal rift with the president. He and his “Morning Joe” crew have previously referred to Trump as “a thug,” a dictator in the making, soulless, and accused him of purposely being ineffective.
Trump responded by calling Scarborough a psycho, and mocked his co-host and fiancee Mika Brzeznski for having plastic surgery on her face. He also recently pushed for an investigation into the mysterious death of one of Scarborough’s female interns from his days as a a GOP congressman.
Scarborough ended the piece by warning Americans about how politically important 2018 is and how the country’s actions may determine the fate of America for the foreseeable future.
“The storm is gathering. And how we respond in the months ahead may determine our fate for years to come,” he concluded.
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