(News Busters) Morning Joe just cannot get over Trump’s retweets of three anti-Muslim videos last week.
Last Friday, with no evidence, the liberal morning show’s panelists promoted the idea that Trump’s retweets were part of a top secret, sinister plot to incite potentially murderous violence against Muslims in America.
This Monday, co-host Joe Scarborough tried a new angle, repeatedly insisting that Britain First, the group whose leader Trump retweeted, is a terrorist organization that “assassinates members of parliament” in the United Kingdom. Simply put, Scarborough’s claim was completely false.
Although Scarborough appeared to be twisting the facts of an actual murder of a British politician committed by a neo-Nazi, he did not cite any specific examples to back up his claim. During the same segment, Scarborough whined about White House national security advisor H. R. McMaster gradually “assimilating” into a “Trump White House which is defined by lies.”
All of this started off as a reaction to a brief snippet taken from a recent interview that Fox News’s Chris Wallace conducted with McMaster:
WALLACE: General, why did President Trump send out those videos?
GEN. MCMASTER: Well, President Trump is the best judge of why he did that. But, I know it was his intention to highlight the importance of creating safe and secure environments for our citizens, to make sure that we have the right laws in place, enforcement mechanisms in place, to ensure that at this critical time when ISIS is being defeated in the Middle East, that there isn’t a return of, of terrorists and extremists who can pose a risk to American people or, or to our allies and partners…