Scarborough Slams Trump’s “Mussolini Rally” [VIDEO]

“The booing is getting stronger by the day whenever he goes out there and whips up like it’s a Mussolini rally. Yes, that’s what I said. There is certainly nothing American about what Donald Trump did in Pennsylvania when he tries to turn an entire audience, whether it’s against Katy Tur or Chuck Todd and this weekend he went after Maggie Haberman. When you’re in rallies like that and you whip your supporters into a frenzy, there are real life consequences to that. Threats follow, often death threats.” – Joe Scarborough, speaking today on Morning Joe.

  • I want to see 45 use a wooden arm to give hours’ worth of the Roman salute.

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  • PickyPecker

    …and we all know how Mussolini met his end. Upside down in the public square. I’d be OK with a dRUMPf rally like that.

    • Steverino

      That is how fascism ends, and it isn’t pretty.

      • Todd20036

        Like when the lights come on at the end of the black party

        • johnn

          OMG…..HORROR

      • Judas Peckerwood

        I don’t know — I’m guessing there were many more smiles than frowns across the globe that day.

    • Snarkaholic

      After he was cut back down, the real fun began: the crowd members took turns kicking/peeing on him.

      • Todd20036

        Trump would like that, however.

    • Bambino

      Or like Gadaffi that end with a broom stick up his ass.

      • Todd20036

        Gadaffi was experimenting. Don’t judge.

        • Bambino

          I suppose he knew in advance there will not be 12 virgins waiting from the other side.

      • The_Wretched

        Gadaffi was murdered by multiple stabbings with a dagger in his rectal region. There was video of his face during the event.

    • JT

      Hoist by his own shitards, wearing black/brown shirts.

    • Lars Littlefield

      Dia dhuit, Mr. Pecker. I see you’ve turned a wee bit green for the 17th.

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    Yet, you helped him get into office. Bleah.

    • bearLvrFL

      They were Mussolini rallies back then, as well. [grumble, grumble, grumble]

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    So why did MSNBC,CNN…. ETC…show the rally in it’s entirety?

  • BartmanLA

    I can’t remember any sitting president in modern history that has been this active in running for re-election so early in his 1st term ever. He obviously thinks that he has to keep campaigning to make sure his base know’s he’s still out there. That and he needs to keep all that money coming in. I sincerely hope that the DOJ or Congress seriously looks into Trump’s campaign finances not only for the 2020 election but for the 2016 too, there has to be some shuffling of cash around behind the scenes, that’s the only thing that makes sense and why Trump keeps going so hard at this, he wants as much money as he can get. I wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t build a massive campaign fund then just before the election, drops out and expects to keep all that money for himself and his family.

    • Gustav2

      He only knows how to campaign, put on the show. He using it to cover the fact he can’t govern.

    • SkokieGuy – Helen Conflicted

      I think his staffers do it when he is getting more unstable to literally keep him busy and to distract him from worse shit. Instead of giving a baby a pacifier, they put Trump at a rally or some other event where the audience is controlled and guaranteed to worship him.

    • Duh-David

      His malignant narcissism compels him to seek out affirmation and praise, which he gets less and less in Washington.

      • Scott Carpenter

        I believe that. He loved the campaign, the cheering and adulation, and whipping people into a frenzy. Actually doing the job is more work and less praise, and he knows he got in over his head. So back to the campaign trail.
        Never do today what can be put off indefinitely, or passed off to someone else.

        • Duh-David

          I’m still convinced if someone on the Clinton campaign had just gifted him with a couple of seasons of The West Wing, we wouldn’t be in this mess.

          • Mr. James Parson

            I think they may have sent him “House of Cards” instead.

    • Lars Littlefield

      Nixon started just as early to assure he won a second term. And look how that turned out. (Read up on the formation of “CREEP”) But even Nixon didn’t constantly bad mouth the previous administration like Trump does.

    • Dubito et cogitare

      Look up “narcissistic supply.”

    • Hunter M

      He has been lead to believe that he’s helping to lead the GOP to win in the mid-terms. He thinks he’s still popular and won the election in 2016. The whining in Nov is going to be bigly.

  • ChrisMorley

    OT

    Irish Taoiseach [Prime Minister] Leo Varadkar slams Donald Trump’s America for failing on LGBT rights

    Ireland’s leader [who is gay] has condemned President Trump over his failure to back LGBT rights.
    Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said that the US was no longer a leader on freedom and equality, and that he believes the majority of American people would agree with him, even if the Trump administration does not. 

    The Irish premier made the comments during an interview at the South by South West festival in Austin, Texas.

    Mr Varadkar said he would raise gay rights when he has a bilateral meeting with President Donald Trump in the White House this Thursday.

    “What I intend to say is that for the vast majority of people around the world including people from gay lesbian transgender backgrounds, we have always seen America as a beacon of freedom,” the Taoiseach said.
    “This is the land of the free, the home of the brave. This is where the LGBT rights movement began.” He added: “It is really tough to see a country that is built on
    freedom, and built on individual freedom somehow not being a world leader in that space anymore.

    “I actually think on this issue the majority of American people would agree with what I have to say, even if the administration doesn’t.”
    Mr Varadkar added that he hoped America would one day take leadership in the area again.

    Mr Varakdar is in the US as part of a traditional Irish visit to the United States for St Patrick’s Day (March 17).’

    There’s more at https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/03/12/irish-taoiseach-leo-varadkar-slams-donald-trumps-america-for-failing-on-lgbt-rights/

    • Friday’s_cat

      The only thing better than reaming Trump about the erosion of GLBT rights would be to skip a White House visit altogether. But Leo probably isn’t that childish.

      • ChrisMorley

        Some Irish politicians have said so, later in the report:

        ‘However, Varadkar’s opponents have called for him to boycott the Trump administration rather than challenge them in person.
        Irish MP Paul Murphy said: “[Trump] is the ugly face of a capitalist system devoted to maximising profit at any cost.
        “The best thing the Taoiseach could do would be to refuse to meet
        him, refuse to allow his racist, anti-immigrant policies to be
        greenwashed with a bowl of shamrock. The Taoiseach’s response will be predictable – he will not do it.”’

        Every Irish prime minister visits the US President, every year. It’s a small country (under 5m) and needs to lobby hard on behalf of its many overstaying citizens at risk of arrest and deportation.

      • JackFknTwist

        Leo Varadakar will observe the proper protocols just like his contemporaries Macron and Justin Trudeau.
        But he will not be slow to speak his mind on issues that are important to him. Ask Theresa May ! He has held very firm against her meanderings and her BS on Brexit.

      • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

        The only thing Dotard hates more than negative press is no press at all.

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  • Gustav2

    The really clueless part is when he said Maggie Haberman was a Hillary bot.

  • April

    After listening to that speech I have concluded America has gone insane.

    • Cucker “Dick” Tarlson

      At least one third, yes. And even after Dotard’s gone — one way or another — it’s gonna be really difficult to stuff them back into their baskets.

  • JackFknTwist

    A question for you guys :
    Have any of you experienced any anti-Americanism in your travels ?

    I ask this because I met a few elderly Americans at a National Monument visit at Newgrange, Ireland. They told me that the previous night they had become involved in an argument with some English people about Trump.
    I did not inquire any further, about which side any of them were on etc.

    I wonder are Americans being harassed by others about the way American politics has gone in the last 14 months.
    Are American tourists being confronted abroad ?

    • Jerry Kott

      The world hates T45 more than we do. Many can’t comprehend how we let this happen and why we haven’t done anymore than complain about it.

      • JackFknTwist

        You are so right……the world is appalled !

    • romanhans

      I’m an American living in Berlin. Everyone here knows Trump is a joke and I agree with that so there’s no problem.

      • JackFknTwist

        Yeah I can understand that. The issue may only arise when Trump supporting tourists are travelling and get involved in repartee.

      • JackFknTwist

        I was in Berlin in the late summer. It was fantastic.

    • Lars Littlefield

      You have no idea. When we travel to Mexico I magically become a Canadian. If I admit to being from the USA I get charged more for rides in taxis, purchasing goods and service, and treated poorly by hotel and restaurant staff. It didn’t used to be that way. In fact, it used to be exactly the opposite.

      Fortunately, I have my own private Mexican who protects me and wards off most problems. And just from living together for 17+ years I’ve learned enough Spanish that I can negotiate getting around. I may not be fluent in his language, but I’m conversant enough to understand almost everything. And it’s not just Mexico. You should hear some of the stuff I pick up eavesdropping on Hispanics while just being a gabacho standing around minding my own business in places like Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego, Las Vegas, L.A. and SLC.

      • orion dumptee

        as soon as the plane lands at Heathrow…my USA friends start talking about their home life in “Toronto..”…

      • gaymex1

        I’m known in my small Mexican town for loathing everything Trump stands for, especially his “wall”. I say I’m from the U.S. simply because I want folks to know that we’re not all crazy and hate filled.
        I ran into a Canadian a couple of weeks ago who launched into Trump Love. The Mexicans and I in the group he was screeching to stared in disbelief as he praised the wall. I think this guy had a death wish…Can you imagine being so stupid as to support Trump and then praise his wall among a group of people who likely had a relative that Trump might arrest. The Mexicans were polite, in the sense that they said nothing…I wasn’t. He said he didn’t want to argue with me because I kept using “facts” and he didn’t have any on the tip of his tongue. I told him that he should probably leave or the argument would likely turn into a lynching and that he shouldn’t think that because our skin was the same color that I would in any way intervene. I’m still shocked at his gross stupidity and cluelessness. Why in the fuck would this guy come to Mexico and bitch about Mexicans?

        • hudson11

          hey, we have assholes up here as well. Lots of them……

        • Lars Littlefield

          For many years I enjoyed dragging friends across the San Ysidro border to enjoy the excesses of Tijuana. I’m not terribly proud of it, but it was fun. And Tijuana for most of its existence has created itself as tailor made for the R and R of the US military. That said, the older I’ve become the less I’ve been interested in walking the two miles across the border onto Avenida Revolucion. So, I spring for the Mexicoach bus. Getting on that bus is an eye opener when it comes to nature watching Americans. For 90% of them it’s their first experience outside of the USA. In addition, it’s their first visit to Mexico. And they are universally frightened. You can see it in their eyes. I kind of enjoy it.

          Returning via Mexicoach you see the same people tired, inebriated, with sore feet and not looking so good. I enjoy watching that part, too. Sadly, I’d guess that 99% of them didn’t learn a thing about getting over their xenophobia.

          About Canadians and folks from the UK. I’ve run into clots of them in Buenos Aires, Santiago, Lima, Cuba, and Mexico City. Just like ‘Mericuns, they all tend to be just as bad and ignorant, particularly when they are drunk. However, the worst experience I can guarantee anyone will have dealing with xenophobia is at any of the English pubs in Barcelona, especially The Black Horse. They are ugly environments on their best days, but pure evil hell when there is an English futbol team playing in the city. I’ve attended more futbol matches that I can remember, but there’s one thing I’ve noticed true about all of them it’s the white folks — the English, Irish, Scots, and especially the Germans — who can be counted upon to be seen vomiting in the streets, the metro platforms, and plazas in South American, Mexican and Spanish cities. The natives are rarely that sharing of contents of their stomachs.

      • unsavedheathen

        I’ve traveled to Mexico twice since Trump took office(DF, Gto). The first trip last spring most Mexicans I spoke with about it viewed Trump as a joke. Over this last trip in December, I noticed there was a lot less laughing going on.

    • Guess?

      If they were pro-Trump and arguing, then you know they were obnoxious shits and deserved the confrontation.

      • JackFknTwist

        I think that happens quite a bit !

    • GeneInSJ

      We (my husband and I) were actually at Newgrange this past August. It was really remarkable. We did not experience any anti-Americanism. We did have one cab driver who had us in stitches making fun of Trump. Most people did not bring up politics, though.

      • JackFknTwist

        Yeah, I think it only happens if a few Trump supporters get vocal.

        Isn’t Newgrange/Knowth fantastic ? One of my favourites…….because I’m really into new Celtic Studies .

    • Len Ricci

      My partner and I visited Scandinavia and Iceland late summer and natives asked us about Trump.. We also got the impression that that part of the world thinks he is a laughable clown who knows less than nothing about world politics and just wants to be famous… Well, as I said to them.. “Jail will do that to a person”.

    • Hunter M

      I haven’t done in major traveling recently, but for years have been hearing about anti-american issues out of England/Ireland. I’ve found the opposite to be true on my travels, never had any problems. Do get quizzed about the dotard a lot from friends who don’t live in the US though.

      • JackFknTwist

        I think you’re right; it isn’t any anti-Americanism…..just anti-Trump.
        People cannot believe that a loon can get to be President.

        • Hunter M

          I know I sure can’t still believe it. They are always amazed that I’m as dumbfounded as they are about it.

    • Danieruw

      I was in the Cook Islands last year. Most of the non-Cook Islanders I met were New Zealanders since the Cook Islands are in free association with New Zealand. They tended to be a little stand-offish when they found out I’m an American, but became much friendlier when they found out I despise drumpf. I was hiking across Rarotonga (the main island) and ended up giving a diatribe about drumpf to the other tourists (New Zealanders, Aussies, Germans, Swedes) on top of a mountain in the middle of a rain forest. They despise him in NZ!

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    • JackFknTwist

      Classic !

  • Jerry Kott

    T45 is coming off like a has been Cassio Act where he laugh at his own jokes. The people who attend are the like of people who rubber neck at car wrecks .

  • TheSeer

    Ok America it is time to defeat traitors and nazis where it hurts the most: at the polls.

  • Texndoc

    Mika and Joe are like jilted lovers. I can remember “whipping into a frenzy” alright. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/53a2b34f8221a2faa653323af2218bd47ace126bc2b3b2241d3c7b8647b10a1b.jpg

  • netxtown

    …and then he came for the reporters.

    NOW they ‘report’ donnie is an maniacal asshole.

  • boatboy_srq

    Three decades of fascism with nothing but the fig leaf of Atwaterian dogwhistle to mask it, and these idiots were quiet. Now that the behaviour is more obvious, more crass, now they have a problem with it.

    #NotNormal
    #NotPatriotic

  • The_Wretched

    Well, good on Scarboroughfor these comments but it’s not enough to throw a couple of yellow flags and just blame Trump as an individual in an episode. The problem is systemic and Trump is toxic 24/7.

  • Kevin Andrews

    The Shitgibbon & Minions infesting the Whitey House are clear statement of contempt of We The People, Contempt of Constitution & contempt of the rule of law. The Fascist coup is complete and your vote sold to the highest bidder by the traitors who’ve sold out to line their own greedy pockets.
    The Shitgibbon is just the icing on the cake of the absolute treason of the Roberts SCOTUS Citizens’ United, cash = free speech & Corporate Super-Person immaculate conception and virgin birth.
    The toxic culture of the Shitgibbon is the accurate reflection of the Christ-O-Fascist, AIPAC & MIC unholy alliance.
    Gilded Feces, one and all. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2a34fe3ba95ced03f30cd4441f4d44d98c22ca9b5e48c20a32cf566d35de3f7a.png

  • JWC

    That is a most important and least focused on iswhat Trump has done that doesn’t hit the media.The dividing of the crowds making in a large Them and a little Us. How we are losing our foothold in our own country . This is exactly how Hitler did it Point out how bad your lot is find someone to blame and keep hammering that point until your public rises up in support

  • ‘Til Tuesday

    What few minutes I’ve seen of Trump’s rallies over the last two years was damn scary. All those people getting carried away and shouting at him like he’s Hitler or something, the way he attacks the media and others, the language he uses, the way he manipulates the crowd – it’s eerily reminiscent of seeing tapes of old rallies in Germany. I worry very much that we’re ignoring something we shouldn’t.

    • Snarky

      He has tapped into a vein of white resentment and outrage. He tells his crowds that they’re “forgotten” by the political class and ignored by elites, including the media (Jews!) and Hollywood (More Jews! Plus gays and lefties!) but that he’s on their side. And never mind that he’s part of the elite , never mind who he is and what he’s done, they believe him. Because they like it when he puts down everyone who isn’t like them.

      He whips them up into an angry frenzy. When Mueller or Daniels or a stroke do their work and he leaves the White House for the last time, that angry crowd of people will focus on someone else. He’s stirred them up, and other politicians will be unafraid to use them.

  • Hunter M

    We need to end this regime the same way the Italians did with Mussolini.

  • mark99k

    Oh shut up Joe, you scripted, posturing idiot. You’re a big part of why we’re in this mess.