Scarborough: Trump Demanding Probe into Biden Emails is 'Full-Blown Autocracy'
MSNBC host reacts to Hunter Biden laptop revelations
Leftist MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough blasted President Donald Trump for urging Attorney General William Barr to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden following the alleged email correspondence between his son Hunter Biden to ask help to obtain a relationship with Ukrainian energy company Burisma.
Scarborough claimed Trump's 'demands' to “arrest” his political opponent is “what a full-blown autocracy looks like.”
“This is something that happens or happened in the former Soviet Union," Scarborough said.
"This is something that happens still in Russia. … This is what full-blown autocracy looks like, at least if you focus on the actions of the President of the United States,” Scarborough outlined.
“This is just one of a hundred examples that we can cite that shows just this massive disconnect between what actions that the president’s taking that are un-American and the justification for voting for this man who is trying to arrest his political rivals open the eve of what he believes to be an election defeat.”
Scarborough also said Trump “would be a dictator if he could.”
“I haven’t even talked about the president of the United States saying that he would not guarantee, repeatedly in debates, the peaceful transfer of power,” Scarborough stated.
“He did eventually after the fifth or sixth time.”
Co-host Mika Brzezinski replied, “Not really.”
“But, yeah. It’s always sort of, ‘Oh, yeah, sure, sure, I’ll guarantee that, but what about Antifa? What about this? What about that?’'
"So I haven’t even talked about all of those things. And you add it up; this is a man and you know this, would be an autocrat if he could, would be a dictator if he could,” he added.
“You know that. You’ve said that to me. Many of you have said you know that if he loses, he can’t leave America because our government would be afraid that he would sell state secrets, our most classified secrets to other countries."
"Some of you tell me you think he’s going to end up in jail. But you’re going to vote for him anyway.
"You know, I’m Tom Hanks in ‘Big,’ I don’t get it. I don’t get it.”
Trump made the call on Tuesday after nearly a dozen House Republicans urged AG Barr to appoint a special counsel to investigate the corruption allegations levied against the Bidens, including Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden himself.
The alleged shady deals emerged in revelations coming from a laptop purported to have belonged to the former vice president’s son Hunter.
Trump slammed Hunter Biden, saying he “walked around like a vacuum.”
“This is the laptop from hell,” President Trump said.
“Even if he didn’t get all of this money, you can’t go to China and have the son walk out with $1.5 billion," he explained.
"You can’t go to Ukraine with $83,000 a month. ... You can’t get $3.5 million from the mayor of Moscow’s wife."