MSNBC host Joe Scarborough claimed that President Trump would kill journalists if he could get away with it. The “Morning Joe” host also went on to claim that Vladimir Putin is more open to answering “tough questions” than Trump.
Scarborough openly criticized Trump’s recent 60 Minutes interview with Lesley Stahl when the President ended the interview early and then aired an unedited version himself.
In a report from The Daily Wire:
Scarborough said that Trump avoided answering Stahl’s questions, then went on to assert that Trump would be worse to reporters than Putin if Trump could “get away with it.”
“It’s really fascinating at this point to look how much Donald Trump resembles an autocratic leader from Eastern Europe, whether it’s Belarus or whether it’s Russia,” Scarborough said. “Actually, though he kills journalists, Vladimir Putin on camera actually seems a little more willing to answer tough questions when they’re asked of him.”
“Donald Trump can’t even handle that. Of course, Donald Trump would kill reporters if he could get away with it,” the MSNBC host added. “I think even his strongest supporters would admit Trump would do whatever he could get away with. It’s unfortunate for him that he actually is in charge of the executive branch in a country with a constitution that was written by James Madison and others who actually foresaw the rise of tyrants, and figured out a pretty damn good effective way to hold them at bay.”
The former Florida Congressman frequently disparages Trump on his talk show in a poor attempt to attract listeners.