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Joe Scarborough Sums Up Trump's Campaign Message In Two Scathing Words

Joe Scarborough broke down Donald Trump's entire campaign message into the simple tagline 'America sucks.'

Joe Scarborough Sums Up Trump's Campaign Message In Two Scathing Words
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In the aftermath of former President Donald Trump's Super Tuesday victory speech, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough launched a scathing critique, taking issue with Trump's characterization of the United States as a "third-world country." Trump, who claimed unity during his presidency, now alleges that America is divided and facing challenges akin to a third-world nation.

During Wednesday's Morning Joe, Scarborough expressed his dismay at Trump's campaign message for 2024:

"Donald Trump's message is America sucks."

You can watch what he said in the clip below:

Scarborough pointed to all the ways the United States is leading the world:

"Unemployment below 4% two years running for the first time since the 1960s. Inflation down to 3.1%, historically low. You look at our GDP, compare that to the rest of the world."

"We're doing better than all of our friends. We're doing better than all of our allies."

"Our economy is stronger than ever relative to the rest of the world. Our military is stronger than ever relative to the rest of the world."

He went on:

“To me, the most offensive is that we’re a third-world country, that our economy sucks, that our military sucks, that our democracy sucks, when in fact just the opposite is true."
"We are the greatest in the world. I’m proud to be an American. This is the greatest country in the world, and yet Donald Trump wins votes.”
“What is wrong with you people? Why do you hate America? Why do you vote for a guy that says America is terrible? That it is a third-world country when all the evidence is to the contrary.”
"This is why they lose every year because they run campaigns dedicated to trashing the greatest country on the face of the earth.”

Many concurred with Scarborough's assessment.

Despite securing victories in the Super Tuesday nominating contests, Trump delivered a victory speech that lacked celebration and instead focused on ominous depictions of what he portrayed as a bleak future for the country if President Joe Biden is re-elected.

Addressing supporters at his Mar-a-Lago estate, Trump made no reference to former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, his lone GOP rival, and outlined a range of grievances, arguing that the country was heading towards chaos under Biden's leadership.

Trump claimed Americans have "watched our country take a great beating over the last three years" and once again reiterated his "Big Lie" that the 2020 election was stolen from him, saying "we’re a third-world country at our elections."