MSNBC host Joe Scarborough slammed beleaguered President Donald Trump on Wednesday as the country grapples with a volatile stock market and the third government shutdown of 2018.
Scarborough said as the second year of Trump’s presidency draws to a close, “optimistic” people have “reason to be concerned” about the state of our country.
“I don’t judge the president by my standards, you don’t have to judge him by your standards,” said Scarborough, a former GOP Congressman. “This morning, just judge him by his own standards. Donald Trump is failing by the very benchmark that he laid out in his own campaign, his campaign promises.”
Scarborough blasted the Republican Party, which he abandoned in 2017, for kowtowing to Trump and his reckless impulsivity.
Trump “at some point needed to step up and show leadership, and if he couldn’t do it then those around him that influenced him should have done it,” Scarborough continued. “I left the Republican Party less over Donald Trump than I did over the fact that almost every elected official in the GOP has bowed and scraped to Donald Trump.”
Scarborough showed Trump no mercy:
“Treating this man, whose skills are objectively declining on a daily basis, treating this man like an emperor wearing the finest clothes ever made, when, in fact, objectively Donald Trump is on track to be the worst president in modern times, and perhaps ever.”
Some think crossed the ‘worst president’ threshold long ago.
Pretty sure he passed that finish line some time ago.
— Jesus the Surfer (@kingscrapple) December 26, 2018
— jtd717 (@jtd717) December 26, 2018
I think he’s already there.
— Joel C Richmond (@jcrsaltman) December 26, 2018
What do you mean on track? He past that point right after his sparsely attended inauguration.
— Joseph A. Vitacco, J (@_vitacco) December 26, 2018
On track!? That ship has sailed.
— BethAWShoemaker (@kirkyardphotog) December 26, 2018
He’s on track to be the worst president of modern times much the same way that I, when sitting in a parked train at Penn Station. am on track to arrive in midtown Manhattan.
— Kent Straith (@kstraith) December 26, 2018
Trump’s holiday message certainly did not help his foundering popularity.
On Tuesday, Trump could not help himself; he used Twitter and Christmas to attack the press.