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(111,608 posts)
Thu May 21, 2020, 07:56 AM May 2020

Does Joe Scarborough get "under the skin" of Donald Trump?

Seldom do I ever watch a full episode of Joe and Mika and Gang, but I do enjoy watching the intro to his show. He is always exposing Donald Trump. "I know you are watching, Donald", he has said.

Does Trump really watch Joe and Mika? (Well, he did attack them on Twitter yesterday.) Does he really switch off his favorite FOX Morning show to see what Joe Scarborough is saying about him?

Is he focused? Or is he distracted?

I usually switch over to John and Alysin after Joe's initial attack. They talk about other things that are happening in the world. They have been more thorough on coronavirus reporting, in my opinion.

But, it is interesting to watch the daily expose. Scarborough usually has video to back up his arguments against Trump.

Is this a real feud? Is Trump incapable of ignoring this type of reporting from Scarborough? Or is it that he likes to dish it out, but he can't take it? He calls everyone names. But, he cannot handle the least bit of criticism or negative reporting. He obsesses about it.

America. What a country!

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(11,455 posts)
1. Joe knows Trump is thin skinned and he knows how to troll him.
Thu May 21, 2020, 08:03 AM
May 2020

I'm not sure exactly why. My guess is Joe wants to save the Republican party, not that he favors Democrats.


(11,030 posts)
2. Trump has been accusing Scarborough of killing his former campaign office worker,
Thu May 21, 2020, 08:12 AM
May 2020

demanding Florida authorities reopen the investigation, or the "cold case" as Trump calls it, and charge Scarborough with murder.


(14,961 posts)
3. Mika tweeted yesterday, about liable laws and Twitter
Thu May 21, 2020, 08:15 AM
May 2020

and I think they were setting up a meeting maybe with Twitter executives.


(35,454 posts)
6. Mika Needs To Practice What She Preaches.
Thu May 21, 2020, 09:23 AM
May 2020

There is a bit of Karma at play here. First...she and Joe were very much on The Menace's side in the beginning and she stepped all over HRC every which way she could. Secondly, about the intern story...Mika has no problem with jumping all over men with no more proof than what there is for this story. There is the interview with JB and then there was the way she and Susan Del Percio ambushed Michael Wolfe on that show because of allegations someone made against him, which he tried to deny but wasn't really given a chance. Nothing came of the allegations.


(10,559 posts)
11. And there is also the fact that she
Thu May 21, 2020, 09:49 AM
May 2020

could be considered a "homewrecker". They were both married, and had an affair for years before getting divorces then marrying each other.

What always gets left out of the dead intern story is that the circumstances were far more suspicious than the circumstances around Chandra Levy's death, which happened at about the same time. But the media made a frenzy about that. Few have heard of Lori Klausutis, but everyone got second-by-second coverage of the Levy disappearance.

Two congressmen, one smeared and left with a ruined career, one ignored and given a 7-figure tv career. One D, one R. Coincidence?


(15,654 posts)
4. Since Joe spent all of 2016 with his head up Donnie Dollhands ass
Thu May 21, 2020, 08:49 AM
May 2020

I'd say he's already been under his skin.


(11,030 posts)
9. Joe and Mika probably won't be hosting those 20-minute open mic sessions for the POS this year.
Thu May 21, 2020, 09:42 AM
May 2020

You remember, JoeScar? Back when you and the little missus would allow Trump to call in any time he wanted, and ramble on unchallenged on whatever silly subject he chose to talk about that day. Trump would always spend the entire (free political ad) time just making up stupid shit and mercilessly attacking Hillary, all while you and the entire MJ crew yucked it up with the lying scumbag.


(5,032 posts)
7. He watches the show. Sometimes he tweets about the same thing they discuss minutes later. He is
Thu May 21, 2020, 09:27 AM
May 2020

such a thin skinned loser.


(11,865 posts)
8. Sometimes it seems like Scarborough tries to help trump.
Thu May 21, 2020, 09:29 AM
May 2020

Telling him what he is doing wrong. I say let trump figure it out on his own. Tell us more of what Joe Biden is doing right.

H2O Man

(74,300 posts)
10. Recommended.
Thu May 21, 2020, 09:44 AM
May 2020

Trump has a compulsive (repulsive) need to watch the show daily. This is a good thing.


(10,559 posts)
12. I would guess that MF45
Thu May 21, 2020, 09:50 AM
May 2020

flips channels and if they're not talking about him, moves on to the next channel.


(6,294 posts)
13. Of course he does....
Thu May 21, 2020, 09:53 AM
May 2020

.... although many progressives believe Scarborough is single-handedly responsible for the election of donald trump.

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