(FiveNation.com)- Left-wing news anchor Joe Scarborough made the insane and shocking claim on Monday that President Donald Trump holds a secret desire to murder journalists. During a discussion about President Trump’s recent appearance on CBS’s “60 Minutes,” Scarborough that the president would “kill reporters” if he could get away with it.
Scarborough, who has made many anti-Trump statements of similarly questionable veracity, made the crazy comments during a discussion about the president’s decision to leave a “60 Minutes” interview with Lesley Stahl early. The president published the video of the full, uninterrupted and unedited interview on his Facebook page days before the report went live. It shows the president deciding to end the interview early after being asked a series of loaded questions.
The decision to leave the interview early prompted Stahl and left-wing pundits and anchors like Scarborough to accuse the president of being incapable of taking tough questions.
“It’s really fascinating at this point to look how much Donald Trump resembles an autocratic leader from Eastern Europe, whether it’s Belarus or whether it’s Russia,” Scarborough claimed. “Actually, though he kills journalists, Vladimir Putin on camera actually seems a little more willing to answer tough questions when they’re asked of him.”
Scarborough inaccurately claimed that the president “can’t even hand that,” before making the bizarre claim that the president wants to murder journalists.
“Of course, Donald Trump would kill reporters if he could get away with it,” he said, claiming to be an authority on the issue. “I think even his strongest supporters would admit Trump would do whatever he could get away with,” he added.
“Of course, Donald Trump would kill reporters if he could get away with it.”
Comparing @realDonaldTrump to Putin, @JoeNBC says Trump would “kill reporters,” and says that even though Putin does kill them, he still answers tough questions.https://t.co/LuaZ2hvbG5
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) October 27, 2020
Would they? Would supporters of President Trump really say that the president would kill journalists if he could?
Scarborough then said that he thinks it is “unfortunate” that the president is in charge of the executive branch because he believes he is a “tyrant” like the ones the founding fathers foresaw and tried to prevent with the United States Constitution.
Scarborough did not provide any evidence of the president being a “tyrant.”