Joe Scarborough, known famously for hosting “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, was slammed on Tuesday for using the anniversary of 9/11 to attack Donald Trump.
On the 17-year anniversary of the deadliest terror attack on U.S. soil that left almost 3,000 people dead, Scarborough likened President Trump’s tenure in office to that of a terrorist attack on the nation. Not only that, but he took it a step further and said Trump has done more damage
In a tweet promoting his new column for The Washington Post, Scarborough argued: “Trump is damaging the dream of America more than any terrorist attack ever could.”
My Latest—> Trump is damaging the dream of America more than any terrorist attack ever could. https://t.co/DEnYurEFmW
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) September 11, 2018
Scarborough, who originally was one of Trump’s few supporters from the media, wrote a column for The Washington Post titled: “Trump is harming the dream of America more than any foreign adversary ever could.”
In his column, Scarborough argued that prior to 9/11, America “dominated the world stage.” He pointed out the various mistakes that former presidents George w. Bush and Barack Obama made before he thoroughly attacked Donald Trump.
“Sixteen years of strategic missteps have been followed by the maniacal moves of a man who has savaged America’s vital alliances, provided comfort to hostile foreign powers, attacked our intelligence and military communities, and lent a sympathetic ear to neo-Nazis and white supremacists across the globe,” Scarborough writes. “For those of us still believing that Islamic extremists hate America because of the freedoms we guarantee to all people, the gravest threat Trump poses to our national security is the damage done daily to America’s image.”
Scarborough also cited a piece by The New York Times’ Roger Cohen, who wrote: “America is an idea. Strip freedom, human rights, democracy and the rule of law from what the United States represents to the world and America itself is gutted.”
He wrapped up his column, urging people to get out and vote this fall: “The question for voters this fall is whether their country will move beyond this troubled chapter in history or whether they will continue supporting a politician who has done more damage to the dream of America than any foreign adversary ever could.”
As you can imagine, Scarborough has received major criticism for the contents of his tweet as well as the timing of the tweet.
Sniveling crackpot exploits 9/11 to indulge his Trump Derangement Syndrome—> https://t.co/PCbZIFIw5Q
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) September 11, 2018
This is why I expose the left as un-American. @JoeNBC You forget what happened that day. 3000 Americans will never dream again, their families dreams still consist of nightmares. Today isn't about @realDonaldTrump or politics. It should be about unity. #NeverForget https://t.co/4YKdmUBtMa
— Grant Stinchfield (@stinchfield1776) September 11, 2018
Ignore people like this today.
Focus on the memories of those who sacrificed themselves to save others.
Remember the day. https://t.co/x0xnEPFBrB
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) September 11, 2018
I don’t care if you don’t like Trump and think he’s bad for our country. You owe an apology for this drivel to the thousands of families that lost loved ones 17 years ago today — and to every American, frankly. https://t.co/0gWSWgNQRt
— Alexandra DeSanctis (@xan_desanctis) September 11, 2018
It's a good thing to keep an open mind, but not so much that your brains fall out. Reckless hyperbole like this, by the way, is one of the reasons Trump won in 2016. https://t.co/8dXvXfwimA
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) September 11, 2018
What's it like to know you spent years helping elevate someone that you now say is more dangerous than 9/11 terrorists, Joe? https://t.co/IMW7Xk674h
— Ben (@BenHowe) September 11, 2018
Donald Trump Jr. chimed in, calling for Scarborough to apologize to the 3000+ families who lost loved ones to the tragedy.
Joe you owe an apology to the 3000+ families who lost loved ones on this tragic day. Injecting politics today is disgraceful and only shows how irrelevant and deranged you’ve become. https://t.co/tFncxA5CQT
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 11, 2018