Scarborough: If You Believe Hillary's Email Defense, You Shouldn't Be Allowed Around Dangerous Appliances

'You have to be really, really stupid'

September 2, 2015

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough poked fun at Hillary Clinton’s private email story on Wednesday, saying that "you have to be really, really stupid" to believe that her private email account did not send or receive classified material as she initially claimed.

"I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. There is no classified material, so I am certainly well aware of the classification requirements and did not send any classified material," Clinton said in March.

In fact, Clinton sent and received classified information from her unsecured email server, the Washington Post reported Tuesday.

Scarborough called the remarks ridiculous and said it was "BS" to use the excuse that they were not marked classified. He added that credulous individuals who believe Clinton’s ever-evolving email defense should not be trusted around dangerous appliances for their own safety.

"You have to be really, really stupid ... It's the blender test: Do I trust you with a blender in my home to not stick your hand in there and, like, get it all gnarled up?" Scarborough asked. "If you believe that Hillary Clinton’s only account did not receive and send classified material in high volumes, then you should not be allowed within five feet of a blender in the kitchen."

Politico executive Jim Vandehei said that things Clinton’s email scandal exposed her flaws as a candidate and explained how someone like Republican frontrunner Donald Trump could rise in the polls, given the nation's fatigue with politicians giving them the run-around on various issues.

"Seventy percent of people don't think she's honest," Vandehei said. "She loses to—or ties—almost every Republican in a matchup in a swing state. She's clearly not a better politician on the stump than she was last time around. She didn't learn that much during that period where she wasn't in campaign politics. So she seems beatable."