Noting that some in the world of politics were giving President Donald Trump positive marks for his State of the Union address on Tuesday night, MSNBC Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough, himself a former Republican-turned-independent, blasted the president’s remarks as lies.
“Some people last night were saying, ‘Donald Trump, whether you like him or not, this was a really great speech for him,'” Scarborough noted.
But for him, that would comparable to claiming the Red Sox were signing a number of good players to their team when they had not, while also saying the Yankees were going to sit out a number of games this season, the host said.
“How do you qualify something as a good speech if it’s fed by lies?” Scarborough added. “These are lies that are so easy to uncover on the Google machine.”
For example, Scarborough pointed out a claim made by Trump that he had made an “ironclad pledge to American families” to “always protect patients with pre-existing conditions.”
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In reality, Trump had actually sought to eliminate the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, without those pre-existing conditions being protected, coming just one vote short of doing so early in his tenure, Newsweek reported.
Trump was highly misleading the American public on his claims of being a jobs creator too, Scarborough said.
“It’s just absolutely preposterous that Donald Trump suggests that, had he not turned things around from Barack Obama, this economy would be in terrible shape, when he’s riding the Obama wave,” the MSNBC host said. “It’s an 11-year recovery, [with] Barack Obama creating far more jobs over his last three years in office than Donald Trump’s created in his first three years.”
“The lies were preposterous, and for some reason, the press keeps feeding into this hype that somehow his economy is better than former economies,” Scarborough concluded. “It’s a lie.”