‘We’re Stupid’ — Joe Scarborough Says Rosenstein Story Was A Distraction That Media Fell For

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough called Monday morning’s confusion over Rod Rosenstein “smoke and mirrors,” claiming that the goal was to get media outlets to talk about the Deputy Attorney General instead of Kavanaugh. When asked why so many fell for it, Scarborough simply replied, “We’re stupid.”


Whoopi Goldberg introduced the segment by talking about the confusion that followed an early Monday false report that claimed Rosenstein had resigned.

“First, you know, we heard he was going to get fired. Then he wasn’t fired. He went over there,” she explained, then turned the question on Scarborough. “Was it just smoke and mirrors, or was it truly a diabolical plan?”

“It was just smoke and mirrors, and we all fell for it,” Scarborough replied. “Everybody was calling everybody. Everybody was looking at news and reading the breaking news alerts. Is he not fired? Is he fired? It was just to get everybody off the Supreme Court — it was to get everybody off of Kavanaugh for three hours.”

When Joy Behar asked why the trick had worked, Scarborough had only one response. “We’re stupid,” he lamented.

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