MJ panel reacts to Trump's tweet on Orlando shooting https://t.co/PzUlGNBq2o
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) June 13, 2016
Their horror at Trump's clinically narcissistic reaction to the Orlando shooting? Just one more page in the tome of the completely self-inflicted demise of The Republican Party.
The New York Times' Frank Bruni and Aspen Institute's Walter Isaacson both decry Trump's twitter reaction to the Orlando Shootings.
"He did a victory lap over 50 dead bodies."
"...shows the great concern of the intelligence community [about Trump]."
Of course, Scarborough and company can't admit what honest people know to be true, that the Republican base has been programmed with the blessing of the Republican establishment so thoroughly to believe Fox News lies and Rush Limbaugh racism, that ANY product of the GOP Primary voter is utterly un-electable in a general election.
Trump is just blatant about being that guy. The problem the Republican establishment has with Trump isn't that he was a racist bigot in the primaries -- that is required and understood -- it's that he won't "pivot" or "etch a sketch" a more moderate veneer for the general election. as the establishment rules dictate.
So Joe Scarborough and company see on the horizon a much larger loss for Republicans in November and beyond. For all my criticism of them, I concur with their panic and hopelessness. Your party is done with Trump at the helm, Scarborough, and it couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of puppetmasters.
The thing is, Trump's narcissism now considers them the enemy, and he'll be ruthless in destroying them as quickly as he is destroying the Republican establishment and their chances in November:
PS. In case you missed it, John Oliver's Last Week Tonight has created this lovely "Abe Lincoln vomiting" gif for all your Republican Political Analysis Needs.