MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough has used the tragic terror incident of September 11th, to launch an attack on President Trump.
In an op-ed with the Washington Post, Scarborough said Trump was “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
Not the time.
Here’s Scarborough’s assessment:
On the eve of bin Laden’s attacks, America’s gross domestic product was nearly 10 times China’s and 40 times Russia’s. The U.S. military machine was unparalleled, with the Pentagon spending more on national defense than the next 15 countries combined. And despite those staggering outlays, Washington was running a $125 billion surplus.
Seventeen years later, endless wars abroad and reckless policies at home have produced annual deficits approaching $1 trillion. President Trump’s Republican Party will create more debt in one year than was generated in the first 200 years of America’s existence. And while the United States has been mired in endless wars and bloody occupations over the past 17 years, China has used that same period to aggressively develop economic partnerships across Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa. Perhaps that is one reason China will soon overtake the United States as the world’s largest economy.
And, after mentioning missteps in the foreign policies of former President’s George W. Bush and Barack Obama, Scarborough said Trump’s moves are “maniacal” and pose a threat to national security.
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.
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 concludes: “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.”
Needless to say, some people online thought the comparison and timing could not have been worse:
This premise is freaking stupid, just provocative for the sake of being provocative. https://t.co/wZHtLIHpTQ
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) 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
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
Normally, I wouldn’t reply to something this stupid-but of all days to bash OUR President and this great country, TODAY is not the day to state your opinion of how we stand in the world is worse than this day 17 years ago. You should be ashamed of yourself.🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
— CBells (@courtandbells) September 11, 2018
— Dragon Energy 7.62 (@longr6) September 11, 2018
You sir, should get out of this Country… You dont deserve to live in the land of the free with these types of comments.
— Patriot175 (@drumhammer175) September 11, 2018
Are you kidding me? I recently went to the 9/11 Memorial & saw photos of the 2977 lives lost & listened to some of the testimonies from the family members. Believe me that was heart wrenching. You on the other hand are a disgrace to write this today. You are part of the problem.
— Denise (@DenDenZim76) September 11, 2018
what a disgusting thing to say today OR any day
— Steve Klemme (@tailgateu08) September 11, 2018
How dare you use the deaths of those people for your political attacks you are a disrespectful example of what’s really wrong with this country right now is nothing sacred to you people. You owe every single family member and America an apology. Look at yourself shameless.
— Michael Hoyt (@awsompops) September 11, 2018
So in short you’re equating a terrorist attack and Americans losing their lives to your hatred of our duly elected president. Really!!!
— #AmericaFirst JoeHos (@joehos18) September 11, 2018
TDS is real.
— Traci Engeld (@tracilynne621) September 11, 2018
It is using the dead for his political point, where there is literally no connection to the target of his political attack.
It really is beneath him.
— Pradheep J. Shanker, M.D., M.S. (@Neoavatara) September 11, 2018
H/T: TwitchyNote: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.