Scarborough: Trump Is A Coward On Guns [VIDEO]

“Donald Trump does nothing, Paul Ryan does nothing, Mitch McConnell does nothing. They choose to the on the side of the four percent and on the wrong side of the ninety-five percent who want common sense gun safety laws enacted. Donald Trump knew this day was coming. Donald Trump knows another school shooting is coming. Donald Trump knows another church shooting is coming. More Christians will be gunned down in churches in middle America. More country music fans will be gunned down at concerts across America. Donald Trump has proven to be a coward. He’s proven to be a small man. He’s so scared of his most extreme base – he is a coward.” – MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, speaking today on Morning Joe.

  • GayOldLady

    And don’t forget, DJT IS A COWARD!

    • Ragnar Lothbrok

      And a Royal POS !

    • Bambino

      While I agree. But putting it all on the bone spur cadet and not placing the blame on the entire GOP is just scapegoating. Once again avoiding the main culprit in this corrupted regime.

      • GayOldLady

        Nope, I don’t put it all on Trump, I blame the entire GOP for being complicit in this disaster. I blame the people who voted for Trump who have not recanted their support of him. I blame news media that created a false equivalency between Hillary & Trump. I blame the NRA and the Koch Brother and Fox News and Breitbart and WND and InfoWars and GOP Talk Radio. There’s plenty of blame to go around.

        • Rocco

          Go!

        • Bambino

          That was my concern how the media once again pick an easy target to absolve our rage of the day. Come November we will be bombarded with more squirrels and most voters have shifted their anger to irrelevant issues like Hillary’s emails or Obama birth certificate.

  • SkokieGuy / Larry / Uncle Lar’

    He also hasn’t had a real press conference in a year. His public events are typically ‘rallies’ to insure a carefully vetted audience of cheering sycophants. Because ‘tough’ Donnie is terrified of being asked questions by anyone who is not a Trumpist. Most bullies are cowards and Trump is both.

    • ChrisInKansas

      The very few times he has taken questions from reporters, it was a complete shitshow that stayed in the news for days. He doesn’t know anything about anything. The world knows this and he knows this, which is why these events don’t happen any more. I still can’t believe this is our reality.

  • ceeenbee

    14 young, innocent children and 3 adults trying to protect them were gunned down in a massacre this Valentine’s day. The shitgibbon and repiglicans in congress know who and what is to blame.
    • Mental health problems
    • Video games
    • Not enough prayer
    • Too much skin
    • NOT ENOUGH GUNS
    • Broken opposite-sex marriages
    • Loving same-sex marriages
    • Violent movies
    • Movies with LGBTQ story lines and/or characters
    • NOT ENOUGH GUNS
    • Too many uppity women
    • Too many uppity blacks
    • Too many uppity browns
    • Too many uppity red & yellows
    • Too many uppity gays
    • NOT ENOUGH GUNS
    • Effeminate men
    • Butch women
    • [Insert sky faerie of your choice]’s vengeance
    • Barack Obama (Thanks Obama!)
    • Oh, and NOT ENOUGH GUNS!!!

    They also know what didn’t cause the gun massacre in Florida. According to repiglicans and pseudo-xtians —
    • Guns

    • ColdCountry

      You forgot her emails.

      • Frostbite

        And Benghazi!

        • Galvestonian

          And a Pizza Store basement !

    • BlindBill

      and kids not knowing hand to hand combat

      • Steverino

        The kids need to learn hand-to-hand combat to fend off Hillary!!!!1!!!!!!1!!
        /s

  • Bambino

    How much did NRA paid Scarborough during his political career?

    • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

      I was wondering the same. If he were still the Representative from the Redneck Riviera, I doubt he’d be having these same sentiments.

      • Bambino

        Hence his talking point is empty when he solely put the blame on one individual and not his party of enablers.

        • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

          If you are talking about Scarborough, to be fair, in this video he is putting the blame squarely on the shoulders of the Republican Party.

      • Rocco

        It’s all the influence of that fiancé with the bloody facelift!

    • According to Open Sources it’s 23,850. That doesn’t include his Leadership PAC. And the older FEC data is bad, so who knows how accurate that is.

  • Boreal

    Trump Is A Coward O̶n̶ ̶G̶u̶n̶s̶ that I shamelessly promoted and helped elect.
    FIFY

    • Buford

      I don’t know that Joe ‘promoted’ Trump… he never wanted Trump to be the GOP candidate. Joe just refused to criticize or condemn Trump because he didn’t take Trump seriously.

      That was a mistake… a HUGE mistake… but refusing to condemn someone is not the same as ‘promoting’ them.

      • Longpole

        Before trump was the nominee, I remember watching morning Joe when suddenly trump called in. He dropped everything planned with their current guest to talk with “The Donald”. It was all friendly with tump “love you guys” remarks to Joe and Mika. I about threw up.

        • Buford

          I remember that, too. Prior to late-summer 2016, Morning Joe jokingly gave Trump WAY too much airtime and didn’t condemn his actions nearly enough… he didn’t take Trump seriously as a candidate… but it’s still not fair to call that ‘promoting ‘ Trump.

          • Longpole

            The problem was the media trying to keep it a horse race. Hillary was leading and widely expected to win. “The Donald” was new and exciting and they gave him free air time. It was good for their ratings too.

          • Buford

            Agree, and that sucked. It was/is infuriating…. but it wasn’t ‘Joe promoting Trump’. They simply liked the novelty and ratings that came with showing the Trump trainwreck, while giving short shrift to the serious candidates in the process.

  • Devon Rodriguez
  • gaycuckhubby

    I know the tendency will be to dismiss Joe because of his past. But if we don’t allow change we could never have progress

    • GayOldLady

      I agree. Joe Scarborough was a Trump supporter before he wasn’t, but when people demonstrate they’ve changed we have to be ready to accept that they have. We need as many voices as possible on TV and Radio denouncing this President and while Joe may have been late to the party, it seems, at least on the issue of Trump, he has arrived.

      • Skeptical_Inquirer

        I’ll give him for being a consistent non-Trumper after a certain point. I don’t give credit to flipfloppers though like certain GOP pols though.

    • Buford

      When Bill Kristol is the voice of reason on cable news shows, you know we’ve slipped down a few notches.

  • Joe misspelled “everything” there.

  • Devon Rodriguez
    • downtownla

      Thanks, while I agree with the sentiment, I don’t want to see Bill Clinton’s face. He screwed over Hillary first with Monica and then with his race baiting of Obama and then meeting with Loretta Lynch. I’m done with him. Let’s try to promote some fresh, new voices in the party. Has Kamala Harris or Corey Booker said anything about gun control we can promote?

      • Galvestonian

        Cory should come out – you just know that if he runs and hasn’t come out the Republican will scream to the heavens that he’s a SNINNER and a depraved letcher who eats children for lunch with mayo & swiss cheese on whole wheat bread.

        • downtownla

          just looked it up on Wikipedia. He says he is straight.

          • prixator

            If he’s in the closet, of course Wikipedia will not say he is gay.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    We should all consider sending an equal contribution.

    https://twitter.com/LDsquidtastic/status/964303505694568449

    • Buford

      I’ll send them thoughts, but I refuse to send them prayers.

    • Tawdry D’Tails

      Awesome.
      But a follow-up asking for the monetary value of her contribution for tax purposes would be even better. Especially if they replied that her contribution had no monetary value essentially saying: “Thoughts and prayers are worthless.”

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        ^YES^

    • Todd20036

      She wins one internet today

    • Chicago joe

      This is inspiring others to do the same. Perhaps it can snowball into something more impactful. Meanwhile, I respect this lady’s shade game!

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    We live in a shithole country run by oligarchs.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      And terrorists.

  • Bambino

    The gun issues has to be bigger than the bone spur cadet. While the con man deserve every trashing he deserves. The NRA deep rooted hold on the government has long been established thanks to the corrupted GOP. Getting rid of the dotard will do zero to domestic terrorism. Getting rid of the GOP will.

  • Rocco

    Scarborough needs a new wiglet. His weave needs a hot oil treatment or some type of moisture…so thirsty.

    • David Gervais

      Totally irrelevant.

      • Rocco

        Don’t care none.

  • Buford

    Joe also did a fairly comprehensive job of confirming that there is no legal, Second Amendment-supported right for citizens to own AR-15’s. They can/should be outlawed, post-haste.

    • GayOldLady

      I had an excellent conversation about this yesterday and it strikes me as ironic that the GOP and right wingers don’t understand the difference between sporting guns, guns that can be used for self protection and guns that are designed to be used as Weapons of Mass destruction. If I wanted to buy dynamite I’d have to get a permit and demonstrate the reason why I needed to possess dynamite. If I wanted to buy a hand grenade, I’d have to have a permit in some States, but in many States I wouldn’t be able to own a hand grenade for any reason. Same goes for things like a Bazooka and RPG. It’s ridiculous to believe that people buy AR15’s for anything but what they are designed to do and that is to inflict mass casualties. I support the right for a person to own a hand gun for their personal protection in their home or their businesses. I support the right of a person to own a hunting rifle, but I don’t support the right of people to own bumpstocks or magazines that make semi-automatic guns even more lethal. There’s simply no good reason to own those things.

      • olandp

        But you have the best reason for owning an AR-15 GOL, you don’t have a penis.

        /s

      • OdieDenCO

        single shot weapons that hold no more than 6 rounds there is no reason for anything more. someone wants to play with the big toys, enlist.

        • GayOldLady

          I have what used to be called a Saturday night special a 38 caliber Taurus 6 round revolver. I have a 22 caliber S&W 6 round revolver. I also own a 22 caliber S&W rifle, single round. I am not against owning firearms for self protection or sport shooting, but I am against those firearms that are WMD and the accessories that convert them into WMD. If you’ve ever fired a semi-automatic handgun you know that you can’t fire them much faster than a revolver. What makes them so lethal are the rounds of ammo and the accessories that increase their fire power by many, many rounds.

      • Gustav2

        We had some mice that didn’t want to leave after months of the regular dCon. The Hubby had to sign and show ID for some mice poison. He could not figure out why he had to be on a list, but could go to a gun show in our state and not show ID to purchase a gun.

        • GayOldLady

          It’s crazy how lax our gun laws are. You can literally go into a gun show and buy an AR15 or a semi-automatic handgun with nothing more than a valid DL. No background check, nothing. It’s ridiculous.

  • Jerry Kott

    He and his darling have blood on their hands. During the campaign. they were kissing T45 ass for a crumb of free air time. Now T45 is the boogey man because it keeps people tuned in. T45 is their cash cow.

  • OdieDenCO

    donny? a coward? the hero of the battle of syphilis creek?

    /s icymi

  • David

    What about the millions of dollars in medical bills that the survivors and thier families now owe???
    How many of them will soon go into bankruptcy and lose thier homes from medical debt????

    Plus the families of those who died at the hospital will still owe hundreds of thousands of dollars to the hospital and doctors. What about them?

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      This is why we need some kind of universal care. People bitch at people with bad habits but forget about the many incidents like this. They all can’t crowdfund.

    • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

      They just need to pull themselves up by the bootstraps and get off the gubmint dole.

  • pj

    random gun massacres is part of putins chaos plans for the us. keeps us all on edge and angry at each other. trumps inaction is part of the plan. MAGA/2020

    • Friday

      More simply, Putin knows the NRA is an authoritarian, de-stabilizing force in the US. Just the sort of element they support everywhere with the added bonus of stocking up for armed revolts and intimidation just like the Nazis did.

  • olandp

    Exactly how many times did Joe vote for gun regulation laws when he was in Congress?

    • Gustav2

      And how much NRA money did he accept?

  • dcurlee

    It’s all about the $$$$ NRA donates to these spineless bastards

  • RainbowPhoenix

    The orange fascist is a coward in general. I for one remember how he freaked out when someone snuck up on him during a campaign speech.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    I know this is going to be a very controversial statement but I wonder if actually showing the actual carnage would either change minds or get people to put it way higher on their reasons to vote for/against a politician. I’m thinking about how videos of cops being caught on video finally getting some people to understand/believe what a lot of people have been saying for decades. (I’m not saying it’s going to change all minds because steel-penis loving assholes will just say ‘fake news’ but I’m reminded of how Emmett Till’s mother showed what they did to her son in an open casket.)

    • Karl Dubhe

      Images similar to what the pro-forced birth crowd likes to show on campuses when they display pictures of aborted/miscarried fetuses?

      I’m not sure what would happen, I know gore porn is out there. It’s a google away, but I’m not actually going to go looking for it. I’d not post that kind of picture myself, I know that.

    • BearEyes

      The nightly body count on the evening news during Vietnam turned many against that conflict

  • Twitter meltdown about “Little Morning Joe” from Hair Furor in 5…4…3..

  • Cuberly Deux

    From votesmart.org. Just three examples of Joe’s voting record on guns.

    Voted Nay.
    Vote to adopt an amendment that increases the time allotted for background checks from 24 to 72 hours.

    Voted Nay.
    Vote to pass a bill that calls for mandatory background checks for any individual purchasing a firearm at a gun show.

    Voted Yea
    Vote to pass a bill that repeals the ban on semiautomatic assault weapons and sets the mandatory minimum prison sentence for possession of a firearm while committing a violent federal crime or drug trafficking.

    https://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/22155/joe-scarborough/37/guns#.Wob2lhPwaCT

  • FAEN

    TRUMP IS A COWARD!

    There, fixed it for you former BLOTUS apologist.

  • Galvestonian

    I really don’t think he’s a coward — the lobby coalition and it’s boatloads of cash & promised contracts and profitable opportunities that represent the weapons manufacturers, the defense industries and the NRA just speak louder & with more incentives. It’s a Fuck the people – we’ll tell them what they really want type of government – you know, Republican.

  • canoebum

    “If you haven’t succeeded, its because you haven’t worked hard enough or you made poor decisions.” If you actually believe this bullshit about the Democratic Party, you could not be more wrong. The Democrats are the only party that looks for ways to lift people up. Your entire screed is ridiculous. You should do some more reading. Who passed Affirmative Action? The Civil Rights Act? The Voting Rights Act? The ACA? Who fights for education funding? The Republicans?

    • e’ville_globeguy

      What’s more, at the top of the GOP/Trumpster wish-list is the hope that liberals will split from the mainstream Dem candidates so that neither has a real chance of winning, giving the GOP a solid win in future elections. The demand for “perfect candidates” and politicians who “aren’t politicians” will doom this country to proceed further down the shithole we’re already in. It’s fine to work toward third-party candidates to see if they have enough backing to really win, but when push comes to shove, and it’s clearly down to the choice of a Republican or a Democrat, voting third party is a vote for the Republican candidate.

    • Aha. So instead of discussing the idea, you e decided to attack me individually. Thank you. That’s usually a sign that you lack any confidence in your own position, After all, if you knew you were correct, you would just say so without needing to attack me.

      Now, to address your points. Education funding: primary and secondary education in the United States is primarily funded through local tax bases. In areas where the economy is severely depressed, the local tax base is unable to fund much beyond the bare basics. In Baltimore, the schools go without heat during the winter and kids attend school wearing winter jackets. In Gary Indiana, public schools have a ‘late start Wednesday’ where the school is closed entirely for the first half of the day. Both districts are heavily Democratic. Local residents see this and wonder about how hard you’re really fighting for that. Now, on the Gold Coast of Chicago, yeah, the public schools are doing great, so if you live there, you probably think Mayor Emmanuel is doing a fantastic job,. Again, elitism.

      The ACA. Well, it is better than nothing at all. Adverse selection created by isolated pools of risk force insurers to look for ways to exclude those who most need the coverage. This includes jacking up rates until those who really need care are left with catastrophic coverage at best. The medicaid expansion didn’t happen across all 50 states, and for those who are just over the cutoff line, the ACA isn’t seen as a benefit.

      The Civil Rights Act- great if you’re Black. No net benefit if you’re not. Blacks typically vote Democratic anyway, so thats not who we need to win over to get more voters int he next election.

      Affirmative Action- see above. Also, seen as a detriment by poor whites as they actually lose jobs rather than gaining them.

      Also, claiming that your opponent s stupid rather than mistaken is the exact kind of elitism I’m talking about. You will not win anyone over by insulting them. See also, deplorable baskets.

      • canoebum

        You have a rather narrow view of the significance of our civil rights laws and Federal aid to education. I didn’t attack you. I attacked your misguided notions. I stand by my suggestion that you read more history. You a proponent of the Perfect, which is always the enemy of the good in politics. Ideas such as yours are why we have a Trump regime instead of a Clinton Administration.

        • Cliches are always easy. “The perfect is the enemy of the good” is not some Power Word that automatically wins an argument the minute you pronounce it.

          I will of course read more history. Thank you for reminding me of something we should all, always, do.

          It wasn’t Bernie who lost to Trump. It was Clinton.

  • Pucks yer Mackd

    Everyone on tv need to call him a coward. When anything is mentioned refer to him as a coward. Eventually he will stroke out!

  • Mike

    Reverse child psychology. I like it.

  • Galvestonian

    Yeah but remember what Harry S Truman said about the alternative to the Democrats —

    “Republicans approve of the American farmer, but they are willing to help him go broke. They stand four-square for the American home — but not for housing. They are strong for labor — but they are stronger for restricting labor’s rights. They favor minimum wage — the smaller the minimum wage the better. They endorse educational opportunity for all — but they won’t spend money for teachers or for schools. They think modern medical care and hospitals are fine — for people who can afford them. They consider electrical power a great blessing — but only when the private power companies get their rake-off. They think American standard of living is a fine thing — so long as it doesn’t spread to all the people. And they admire of Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it.”

    Harry S Truman October 13, 1948 – St. Paul, Minn

    If you want to stop Massacres like that in Florida we have to permanently get rid of Republicans and lobbyists.

    • “Vote for me because my opponent sucks” isn’t a winning campaign platform.

      Permanently getting rid of Republicans would be ideal. However, so is curing cancer and eliminating all forms of pollution. How likely is that?

      This is wild, because I’m used to being the one who gets accused of not being pragmatic. Its so weird being on the other side of that argument. Thanks, I kinda needed that.

      • Ann Kah

        “Vote for me because my opponent sucks”…
        That was pretty much the message of the Russian bots. It was a winning strategy that time.

        The country works on that principle in many respects. “Vaccines may harm you” doesn’t consider that not vaccinating is worse. “No GMO ingredients” doesn’t mean a product is necessarily good. “Faggots go away” doesn’t explain how a room full of bigots is any better for being straight. “Beat Michigan” doesn’t tout the advantages of Ohio State. “Teach the controversy” doesn’t explain why there should be any controversy about the observable fact of evolution.

        • If that’s the case, why did you lose?

  • Greg B.

    I have to disagree with him. They all do something — they take money from the NRA to ensure that our country remains saturated with high powered killing machines.

  • JWC

    Trump is a cowardly Asshole. Daily the GOP is showing they don’t care They want to destroy America and apparently are hell bent on burning it down before them leave

  • Judas Peckerwood

    And remind us Joe, what did YOU do to address gun violence when you were in Congress?

  • Lindoro Almaviva

    And yet, when he was running, he welcomed him with open legs, arms, I mean arms. Donald Trump has not changed in the past 20 years. You gave him a platform