Joe Scarborough Says Trump Was ‘The Most Racist President Of Our Lifetime’ Despite Living Through LBJ’s Presidency

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Brianna Lyman News and Commentary Writer
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MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough said Wednesday that former President Donald Trump is “the most racist president of our lifetime,” seemingly forgetting Lyndon B. Johnson.

Scarborough began praising presidential hopeful Nikki Haley for remaining in the race despite losing in both the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary.

Scarborough first accused Trump of being “more untethered to reality than ever” and said Trump is losing both his physical and mental capabilities.

“I think Joe and Mika, you might agree it was the most ungracious victory speech in the history of politics… Criticizing Nikki Haley, going after the dress she was wearing on and on. Just completely humiliating the men standing behind him, particularly Tim Scott, who Nikki Haley appointed to his Senate seat. Donald Trump drew him into the insults. This is who he is. This is who he’s going to be. And she says I win, he loses against Joe Biden. You got to think this through. It’s an uphill climb, of course, as we saw last night and we’ll see in South Carolina.”

“And my God, who is Tim Scott? Who is Tim Scott? The guy that Nikki Haley appointed to the Senate, he’s supporting a guy right now who defended Nazis in Charlottesville, he’s defending a guy that supports a replacement theory, he’s defending a guy and supporting a guy, happily, happily, who’s easily the most racist president in our lifetime. It just goes without saying. He’s inspired racism across this country.”

First off, facts matter. The left has been peddling the lie that Trump called white supremacists “very fine people” following the violent Charlottesville rally. Even President Joe Biden tried to use the lie to campaign in 2020.

But what Biden, Scarborough and all the rest leave out is the full context of Trump’s remarks. (RELATED: The New York Times Misquoted Trump’s Charlottesville Remarks In Five Different Reports)

“Excuse me, they didn’t put themselves down as neo-Nazis, and you had some very bad people in that group. But you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. You had people in that group ….that were there to protest the taking down of …a very, very important statute and the renaming of a park from Robert E. Lee to another name.”

Then, during that very same preference, Trump provided even more clarity, saying that he was “not talking about the neo-Nazis and white nationalists because they should be condemned totally.”

Then of course there’s the soft bigotry of Scarborough himself, who can’t fathom that a black man, like Scott, doesn’t subscribe to the left-wing ideology that promotes victimhood and desperately tries to convince black Americans that Republicans want to keep them down.

Funny how mad the white-left mob gets when a black man doesn’t listen to them…

But history reminds us that the worst of racism in the Oval Office may actually be behind us – like way behind us.

Take Johnson for example, whose frequent use of the word “n***er” apparently slipped Scarborough’s mind. Johnson, who oddly enough would go on to work to pass Civil Rights legislation, would even call the Civil Rights Act of 1957 “the n***er bill” when talking to other racists like Mississippi Dem. James Eastland.

Johnson also said on his decision to nominate Thurgood Marshall to the Supreme Court –making him the first black justice – “when I appoint a n***er to the bench, I want everybody to know he’s a n***er.”

Of course, Scarborough won’t have to check Daily Caller to read this information (although it’s highly recommended), he can simply go to his own outlet’s website to pull the facts just like we did!

Or take former President Richard Nixon, who said that Indian women are “undoubtedly the most unattractive women in the world,” according to The New York Times.

“The most sexless, nothing, these people. I mean, people say, what about the Black Africans? Well, you can see something, the vitality there, I mean they have a little animal like charm, but God, those Indians, ack, pathetic. Uch,” Nixon reportedly said, later going on to call Pakistani women “repulsive.”

Even former President Ronald Reagan had his share of racist remarks, telling Nixon in a phone call once that he was livid about a vote from delegates who sided against the United States after the United Nations voted to recognize the People’s Republic of China.

Reagan, at the time the governor of California, said: “To see those, those monkeys from those African countries – damn them, they’re still uncomfortable wearings shoes!”

Hell, even take Biden, who eulogized a former KKK leader, Robert Byrd.

Now look, am I saying that since these other presidents said racist things sometimes they are therefore bad people?

Not at all, LBJ was an icon to the left for his Civil Rights work, while Reagan did need not much introduction into his successful administration that led him to win two sweeping elections.

Unfortunately for Scarborough and so many others, Trump derangement syndrome has completely obliterated these pundits’ abilities to put anything into context – and context matters.