Trump Using Weaponized Conspiracy Theory to Attack Joe Scarborough

President Wants to Silence, Make Example of MSNBC Host

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Mika Brzezinski and former Rep. Joe Scarborough (R-Fla.) hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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This attack on Scarborough also shows Trump’s authoritarian streak. Scarborough acknowledged this in a May 28 New York Times article. “It’s remarkable that we have a president who is trying to have someone prosecute the person he considers to be his chief critic in the media,” he said. “That’s what Putin does. That’s what Orban does. That’s what autocrats have been doing for centuries.”

“Did he get away with murder? Some people think so,” said the president in a tweet.

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Malcolm Nance (C-SPAN)
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Manny Otiko writes about race, politics and sports. He has been published in Salon and LA Weekly. Follow him on Twitter @mannyotiko.

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