October 17, 2017

The Morning Joe crew discussed yesterday's Mitch McConnell hostage video -- excuse me, appearance with Trump, trying to figure out why McConnell would appear with someone who attacks him regularly.

"I don't know why people are surprised at this, this is an institution now, right now, the United States Senate and many members of the Senate and the presidency right now that have been built on duplicity and fraudulence," Mike Barnicle said.

"This week, the president signed a proclamation yesterday, National Character Counts Week. Go find character in any of the scenes we have shown this morning." he said.

They agreed that character is what was on display in the speech John McCain made last night in Philadelphia as he received the Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center.

"It is a joke, and the people will look back and think what the hell happened, what fever gripped the conservatives, what fever gripped the Republican party, what fever gripped my own people, the people I grew up with, the people who helped me get elected, the evangelicals that go to Values Voter Summits or whatever they call it and give Steve Bannon a standing ovation, welcome Donald Trump as a conquering hero," Scarborough said.

"I'm using the word objectively a lot. Because we have so drowned in information that you, just, some things cannot be debated and you look in Matthew and go through the Beatitudes, you go through Jesus’ teaching, what he says he wants people to be,

“Donald Trump is the antithesis of just about every single thing that Jesus Christ said on the Sermon on the Mount. Go read it. None of us are perfect, but he goes out of his way, it seems, to thumb his nose at all conventions, including the basics of the Beatitudes.”


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