MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” political panel referred to President Donald Trump as a con man Tuesday and said he frequently lies to his supporters from the podium at rallies.
“I just don’t understand why some of these people out in the crowds, they’re conned by a guy who talks about himself all the time,” host Joe Scarborough said. (RELATED: Joe Scarborough Attacks ICE For Doing It’s Jobs, Pivots To Family Separations)
“Lies about himself all the time. Inflates what he’s done all the time, and then, of course, on top of that, he has convinced a lot of these people that their biggest problem — their biggest problem — is the media,” he said.
“It’s a con. It’s been an effective con,” guest Eugene Robinson replied.
“The other thing he does, before these audiences, is make ridiculous promises that are just — that will never be kept. You know, he’s bringing back the steel industry. They’re opening eight new clients — that’s simply not true,” Robinson continued. “It’s not happening. Yet he says it, and people applaud, and this and that, and he’s very skillful at making these, drawing these cultural and racial lines.”
He also likened Trump to a demagogue who views people as either being with him, or against him.
“[Trump is] essentially putting people in the position of being with him or with MS-13 basically,” Robinson added. “It’s a demagogue’s toolkit that he uses and he uses it effectively.”
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