Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough lashed out at the media for it’s response to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s refusal to say he would accept the results of the election, no matter the outcome.
Trump had said he would take a wait and see approach, to which some critics have suggested that it could undermine the democratic process. Scarborough scoffed at that suggestion and pointed out how many had accused Republicans of stealing the election when President George W. Bush was a candidate in 2000 and 2004.
“You know what?” Scarborough interjected. “This is an example the media got something they can absolutely freak out about and claim that he is an agent of Vladimir Putin and destroying democracy in America. And it’s just another example of the media having to find a little phrase and freak out. When as a Republican I have listened to Democrats talk about the only two times we won the White House in like 800 years that we stole both elections. I had to sit through ‘Fahrenheit 911’ and a lady was sobbing violently behind me on the Upper West Side about the election being stolen from George Bush and I patted her halfway through.”
“I go, ‘It’s all right, it’s all right, ma’am. It’s all right. It’s all a lie anyway,'” he continued. “Democrats have been whining for 16 years, they are still writing articles about how Bush stole the elections in 2000 and 2004. So this holier than though attitude about, ‘This is the first time anyone has suggested that the election is not a sacrosanct process.’ It’s a joke. So you guys bathe in that hypocrisy if you want to. I’d just like to hear how the debate went. Go ahead, bathe.”
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