In a brief tirade on ‘Morning Joe’ today, Joe Scarborough made it clear that, in his mind, the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord proved that Steve Bannon was back in the saddle in the West Wing. “TIME magazine was right: Steve Bannon is the president of the United States.”
“He has gone in. Donald Trump doesn’t know anything about policy.
Donald Trump doesn’t know anything about politics. Donald Trump doesn’t know anything about anything. He can get up and give a good speech. You listen to him talk about any topic and he wanders from sentence to sentence to sentence.
So Steve Bannon is now the President of the United States. And that was more clear yesterday than ever before.“
As Mediate notes, Scarborough took obvious relish in the return of “President Bannon” peppering his commentary throughout the show with the phrase and at one point using it seven times in a single minute…
Slamming the president has taken on an almost ritualistic quality on the morning show. Only yesterday, Scarborough suggested that Trump seemed like of hostage of Vladimir Putin and that his behavior was suggestive of a child who had “pooped his pants.” Another guest on the same show compared his surrogates to Stalin’s lackeys. Co-host Mika Brzezinski has also repeatedly followed suit with her own pointed barbs.