Morning Joe Panel Blasts Trump For Lying About His Relationship With Michael Bloomberg
Joe Scarborough: "It's Just Stupid. It's Just Staggeringly Stupid To Be Making These Mistakes"
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From the August 1 edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe:
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JOE SCAROROUGH (HOST): If you meet Michael Bloomberg, you know you've met Michael Bloomberg, and especially -- do we have that picture that you guys showed going to break? Let's see there. Is that Giuliani?
SAM STEIN: That is.
SCARBOROUGH: And Donald Trump, and Michael Bloomberg, and Bill Clinton. I wonder --
STEIN: I think that's Joe Torre and Billy Crystal too.
SCARBOROUGH: Joe Torre and Billy Crystal. So did Donald Trump really forget that he was standing in between Rudy Giuliani, Michael Bloomberg, and Bill Clinton?
BIANNA GOLODRYGA: Well, that position is in contrast to what Trump thought of Bloomberg during his final term in office.
Well [Trump] praised [Bloomberg] for doing, quote, “a great job as mayor of New York City.”
SCARBOROUGH: Mark Halperin, please explain this us. Because we want to understand.
MARK HALPERIN: Well, I'll remind everybody, Michael Bloomberg's my boss. But, Donald Trump just takes these positions that he doesn't know somebody unless it's in his interests to know them. And that you can't criticize him if you never met him, but he can criticize people whether he's met them or not.
SCARBOROUGH: But, how do you say, "I've never met Michael Bloomberg, I don't know him," when he has to remember he went out golfing with Bill Clinton, Rudy Giuliani, Billy Crystal, Michael Bloomberg, Joe Torre?
It's just stupid. It's just staggeringly stupid to be making these mistakes. I would would call them rookie mistakes, but rookie politicians don't even make these mistakes.