Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” co-host Joe Scarborough gave a scathing critique of Hillary Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon’s defense of the Clinton Foundation a day earlier on the network’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports” broadcast, which Fallon had suggested that the suffering of AIDS victims may have increased if not for the work of the Clintons and their charitable foundation, which has been under fire in recent months for allegations of a pay-to-play scheme tied to Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state.
Scarborough declared it to be “pathetic” and asked if Fallon expected the public to believe that former President Bill Clinton shaking down billionaires was somehow tied to finding the cure for AIDS.
“That is so pathetic,” Scarborough said. “You all are not really that pathetic, are you? Are you really that pathetic? Are you really that pathetic? Are you going to actually say that if Bill Clinton doesn’t have the opportunity to shake down billionaires that AIDS will not be cured? So, I guess if we’re keeping score at home, Barack Obama is Moses and has the ability to stop the tides from rising, right, in our time? And Bill Clinton shaking down billionaires in Kazakhstan and getting paid $550,000 for a one-hour speech – that’s our only path forward to curing AIDS? You’re not really that pathetic, are you? Because if that is the best line of attack you have, you need to go back to middle school and start all over again.”
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