Scarborough: Trump Admin Officials 'Would Fit More Comfortably' Working in Turkish, Russian Regimes

October 11, 2017

MSNBC co-host Joe Scarborough on Wednesday said the "people who occupy the White House" would be more comfortable working for a regime in Turkey or Russia than in the United States.

"Morning Joe" co-host Willie Geist explained how former White House strategist Steve Bannon called on Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) to resign after the senator criticized President Donald Trump on Twitter and in an on-the-record interview with the New York Times, Sunday. He went on to reference White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders' response to Bannon's call for Corker to resign:

"I think that's a decision for Sen. Corker and the people of Tennessee," Sanders said.

Co-host Mika Brzezinski responded to Geist, saying, "my God," followed by Scarborough calling Sanders and Bannon's comments "so bizarre."

"These people that occupy the White House and Steve Bannon, who used to be the president's top strategist, actually would fit more comfortably, and feel more comfortably, working for a regime in Turkey or Russia," Scarborough said.

"They believe in loyalty tests. They don't understand the separation of powers. They don't understand the Constitution of the United States drafted by a man, who by the way, was 5-feet-4-[inches], 5-feet-5-[inches]," Scarborough added, presumably referring to James Madison, one of the primary writers of the U.S. Constitution.

Scarborough continued by praising Corker for "doing his job," and the "honorable thing." He referenced Sanders' comments that the senator was "entitled to his own opinion, but not entitled to his own facts."

"Sarah Huckabee Sanders, how rich to say that Bob Corker is 'entitled to his opinion, but not entitled to his own facts' when the White House is, of course, under this president, the institution that lives in its own alternate reality and admits as much," Scarborough said.