Joe Scarborough ridiculed the Conservative Political Motion Convention (CPAC) in Dallas as an “Orwellian” carnival of lies and unhinged tradition wars.
Scarborough’s feedback got here Monday on Morning Joe whereas he and his colleagues dissected the litany of falsehoods former President Donald Trump shared with Fox Information’ Maria Bartiromo earlier than talking at CPAC. They particularly tore into Trump’s remarks concerning the storming of the U.S. Capitol, airing new footage of his supporters attacking Capitol cops throughout their violent try and overthrow the 2020 election.
“These are the rioters, these are the thugs that Trump yesterday referred to as good folks in an Orwellian try and rewrite historical past,” Scarborough mentioned. He rapidly broadened his focus, nevertheless, to deal with the abundance of lies, bizarre moments, and disturbing feedback that had been celebrated all through the weekend at CPAC.
“Discuss an Orwellian weekend. Only a weird weekend of lies that had been being unfold,” Scarborough mentioned. “You additionally had Republicans gathered, cheering on the truth that lower than the 90 % of Individuals had been being vaccinated, cheering on the shortage of vaccinations on this nation. Simply unhappy and horrifying instances.”
Scarborough went on by assessing “now we have taken one other step in the direction of a extra harmful, extra authoritarian, extra intolerant Republican get together over the previous weekend.” Edward Luce of the Monetary Instances agreed with Scarborough earlier than asking “what on Earth is [Bartiromo] enabling right here” along with her sycophantic Trump interview.
“She wouldn’t be misplaced working for Pravda or Chinese language state tv,” Luce mentioned. He additional reprimanded Trump’s media enablers by warning that the Capitol riot “will occur once more” until these accountable face “extreme” penalties.
Watch above, through MSNBC.
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