Unbelievable! The former Republican, recently turned “Independent” Joe Scarborough has some kind of envy for Steve Bannon’s ability to raise money to eliminate Republican establishment candidates. Scarborough’s envy plays out in a childish and petty body shaming on his morning TV show. It’s shameful but it’s not Bannon that should be ashamed.
Mediaite has the story:
First, let’s start with the video:
Morning Joe first played a clip from a Tuesday night rally in Arizona, in which Bannon told a crowd of people out to support Kelli Ward’schallenge to Sen. Jeff Flake, ostensibly referring to the GOP establishment: “They hold you in total and complete contempt. They think that you’re a group of morons.”
“But if you gave me the choice of being governed by the first 100 people that showed up tonight for this rally, or the top 100 partners at Goldman Sachs, I would take the first 100 people here,” the self-described populist declared.
… “So this is awkward, fellas,” Scarborough started. “Y’all in the audience, Steve Bannon thinks you’re the fools.”
“I guess he doesn’t think you can read,” the MSNBC host continued, breaking into laughter. “Because Steve Bannon, he worked…listen, he worked for Goldman Sachs.”
“Now I’m not knocking working Goldman Sachs — Willie [Geist] and I have been trying to get jobs there for decades,” he quipped, before pointing out that Bannon is financed by the Mercer family (as detailed in Buzzfeed’s remarkable exposé).
“He worked at Goldman Sachs! Did you notice he’s looking a little chubbier than usual? That’s because the Mercers, who are like billionaires, are shoving money in his pocket. He’s out to here with money!”
Seriously, a guy like Joe Scarborough, who looks like a human cartoon character is body shaming? Really?
Sour grapes and jealousy.