Morning Joe Apologizes for Joe Biden's 'Disturbing' Performance at Dem Debate
Joe Scarborough says Democrats put on a 'clown show,' blasts frontrunner Biden
“Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough blasted Joe Biden's "disturbing" performance during the second Democratic debate this week, as he apologized to viewers for the "clown show" put on by Democrats.
Scarborough slammed the Dem debate as a “disaster” for the party, saying candidates were too busy attacking each other instead of targetting President Trump.
On Friday morning, Scarborough said he hoped voters weren’t actually watching the debate, televised on his own network, as it would give only a negative impression of Democrats.
“With apologies to our friends watching, last night was a disaster for the Democratic Party,” the co-host said.
"My only hope is people were not watching and I will tell you why."
“First on policy — let’s talk about the goal which every Democrat believes, which is we have to beat Donald Trump. Right?” he continued.
"So they’re lined up in trench warfare, ready to get out of the trenches and charge and fight Donald Trump.
"Instead, they all turn their guns on each other and shoot each other.
“Everybody is yelling at each other all night.
"Everybody like if you were watching, if you’re an American and this is your introduction to these candidates and the Democratic Party and all you see are 12 people yelling at each other, trying to interrupt each other and insulting each other, you’re like ‘You know what? I thought Donald Trump was a clown show. I’m changing the channel.'”
Scarborough's comments, reported by The Hill, came the morning after the second Democratic presidential primary debate, held in Miami, Florida, Thursday night.
As the most egregious example, he pointed to California Sen. Kamala Harris bludgeoning Biden for his past opposition to federally mandated bussing as a way of enacting desegregation, when, Scarborough noted, studies have shown that a majority of Americans generally disagree with bussing students to achieve integration.
According to the Daily Wire, the "Morning Joe" host's other overarching criticism of the overstuffed Democratic field is their embrace of radical left policies, particularly on illegal immigration and healthcare.
The biggest loser in the debacle, Scarborough suggested, was Biden, who turned in one of "the most disturbing debate performances" he's seen.
The 76-year-old former vice president appeared to have problems finishing a thought and failed to provide many specifics.
Sanders was also particularly bad in Joe's estimation, simply rehashing old talking points from his failed presidential bid in 2016.
Scarborough is certainly not alone in deeming Biden the biggest loser of the night and pointing to his contentious exchange with Harris as one of the defining moments of the debate.
As The Daily Wire highlighted, Harris' withering rebuke of Biden for recently complimenting the "civility" of staunchly pro-abortion Democrats he worked with in Congress in the past and his opposition to the bussing mandate was met with a rather incoherent response by the frontrunner.
The Democrats' embrace of radical policies was also noted by more than just Scarborough.
The moment from Thursday's debate that generated the most backlash from the Right was when the candidates were asked if they planned to give illegal immigrants access to taxpayer-funded healthcare.
Their unanimous affirmative became an instant meme that prompted the sole tweet from Trump about the debate.