WATCH: Joe Scarborough Explains How Donald Trump Threw Cops Under The Bus
Capitol police officers were put in extreme danger when Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the US Capitol in January. One officer died the day of the riots. Two other officers committed suicide in the weeks following the incident.
Trump, however, doesn’t believe the officers were treated badly at all. In fact, he claimed, some of his insurrectionists were even “hugging and kissing” the cops. Joe Scarborough blasted the comments this morning saying that the former president threw Capitol police “under the bus.”
Co-host Mika Brzezinski began, “Last week, former President Trump told Fox News that rioters who broke into the Capitol on January 6th were, quote, ‘hugging and kissing police and posed zero threat to lawmakers.” She continued, “it’s sick, actually”
Scarborough responded, “That’s just shocking. what do you say to the families of those police officers who are dead?Who were beaten and abused by American flags? Had their head shoved in like a vice into doors? Like, how sick can you be, denying that and hating police officers so much, hating cops so much, that you’re willing to say something like that?”
The Morning Joe host continued, “You have Donald Trump saying this, basically throwing police officers under the bus, suggesting that they were never in danger, that they were treated wonderfully when we know the horrors that they had to endure. That many of them had to endure. But it’s Donald Trump, it’s [Sen.] Ron Johnson (R-WI), they’re lying through their teeth and everybody knows they’re lying through their teeth, and yet they continue to lie.”