Scarborough Goes Off on Trump: Comments on Russia 'Nothing Short of Disgusting'
"Morning Joe" was at it again this morning, lambasting President Trump for his comments in Poland on Russian election meddling.
Trump was asked at a news conference if he accepts the fact that Russia meddled in last year's election. The president answered that Moscow probably played a role but that "nobody really knows for sure" and other countries could have been involved too.
"For him to attack American institutions two days after the Fourth of July on foreign soil, the day before we meet America’s chief adversary, is nothing short of disgusting," said Joe Scarborough, referring to Trump's meeting tomorrow at the G-20 summit with Vladimir Putin.
Co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist backed up the sentiments, while Richard Haas - president of the Council on Foreign Relations - accused Trump of undermining the U.S. intelligence community, which concluded Russia was behind the hacking of the DNC and the Clinton campaign.
The comments come just days after the president blasted the MSNBC morning hosts on Twitter, referring to them as "crazy" and "psycho." Scarborough and Brzezinski, who are engaged, then accused Trump aides of trying to blackmail them using a negative National Enquirer story.
On "America's Newsroom" this morning, former U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), now a Fox News contributor, was asked about Trump's remarks toward Russia.
The president went on to point to U.S. intelligence failures on WMDs before the Iraq War.
Chaffetz said the president "has a point" that intelligence conclusions must be met with some degree of skepticism.
But he said Trump must deliver a clear message to Putin and the world that meddling in a U.S. election is unacceptable and there will be consequences.
Watch the comments above and Chaffetz's interview below.