Joe Scarborough, host of “Morning Joe,” used the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks — which left nearly 3,000 people dead — to attack President Donald Trump.
In a tweet promoting his new column for The Washington Post, Scarborough declared, "Trump is damaging the dream of America more than any terrorist attack ever could."
The title of the column is equally unsubtle and shameless: "Trump is harming the dream of America more than any foreign adversary ever could," writes Scarborough.
In the op-ed, Scarborough — once one of Trump’s biggest supporters — criticizes both President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama before taking aim at Trump.
“Sixteen years of strategic missteps have been followed by the maniacal moves of a man who has savaged America’s vital alliances, provided comfort to hostile foreign powers, attacked our intelligence and military communities, and lent a sympathetic ear to neo-Nazis and white supremacists across the globe,” Scarborough writes. “For those of us still believing that Islamic extremists hate America because of the freedoms we guarantee to all people, the gravest threat Trump poses to our national security is the damage done daily to America’s image.”
He concludes his article, published on the eve of 9/11, by encouraging people to vote: “The question for voters this fall is whether their country will move beyond this troubled chapter in history or whether they will continue supporting a politician who has done more damage to the dream of America than any foreign adversary ever could.”
Scarborough has been widely criticized on Twitter for his exploitation of 9/11: