Joe Scarborough Called Out For Falsely Saying Trump Was ‘Convicted Of Crimes’ During Segment On Misinformation

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Nicole Silverio Media Reporter
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The “Morning Joe” panel Monday called out MSNBC host Joe Scarborough for saying former President Donald Trump was “convicted of crimes”

Scarborough made the claim and later confronted panelist John Heilemann after Heilemann called Scarborough out.

“And speaking of misinformation, you’re officially the ‘Morning Joe’ ombudsman, I’m just reading a tweet from you from 6:03 so there’s at the top of the show. You said that I said Trump had been ‘convicted of crimes,’ correct? Did I say that?” Scarborough asked John Heilemann.

“I didn’t tweet anything, Joe, anywhere,” Heilemann said.

“No, no, no, no, you saying, though, I said that at the time of the show,” Scarborough said.

“Yes, earlier in the show you said I think about how Donald Trump can be convicted of crimes and I was trying point out to you that he had been indicted of crimes, but not convicted of crimes, that’s correct,” Heilemann said. (RELATED: ‘Please Don’t’: Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski Argue Over Using Swear Word To Describe Trump) 

“Okay, by the way, if I ever do anything like that because Kat is going, ‘yeah you did,’ ‘yeah, you did,’ please, everybody, hey, ho, hey, because this is so important how we’re waiting through 91 counts, it’s so important,” Scarborough said.

The “Morning Joe” star pointed out how it is important to not say Trump was found liable rather than guilty of sexual battery and defamation in the case filed by E. Jean Carroll, a previous columnist for Elle Magazine who accused the former president of raping her inside a department store in the mid-1990s. The jury did not find Trump liable of rape.

The former president is facing 91 counts of criminal charges in Washington D.C., Florida, New York and Fulton County, Georgia. The first indictment, brought forth by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, charged Trump with 34 counts of falsifying business records to bribe former porn star Stormy Daniels to keep an alleged extramarital affair undisclosed.

The second indictment charged the former president with violating the Espionage Act by storing hundreds of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago residence, and the other two alleged he attempted to overthrow the 2020 presidential election.

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