You knew it would happen…The ink hadn’t dried on the agreement between President Donald Trump and Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un before the mocking started. The media machine that just won’t give Trump any credit for any of the great things he’s done, worked in overdrive this morning to belittle the historic agreement between the two leaders. Morning Joe was one of the biggest offenders:
Joe Scarborough gave a mildly approving comment saying he felt “relief” after the summit was over.
Next, Joe Scarborough spoke with a TIME contributing editor who delivered a snarky comment mocking Trump’s success in Singapore:
“Just because something hasn’t happened before, doesn’t mean it’s historic. That’s one thing. I think when you call something historic, it means it has a good chance of having lasting implications. And I think it’s very unclear, at least to my layman’s eye, that this does that.”
"Just because something hasn’t happened before doesn’t mean it’s historic" — @jmeacham pic.twitter.com/3fmFEACk7o
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) June 12, 2018
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Wow! That’s a stretch! Mike, Joe and Jon did their best to diminish what had just happened. They accused President Trump of having shady motives form wanting an agreement with North Korea. Shame on them!
The partial transcript below really drills down on the absurdity of the discussion between these three grumps:
DONALD TRUMP: You could have the best hotels in the world right there. Think of it from a real estate perspective. You have South Korea, you have China and they own the land in the middle. How bad is that, right? It’s great.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: So, Joe, I think it might be time for some deep historic parallels and perspective on that comment and so many others.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Jonn Meacham, this is just too easy. We hear that history rhymes. Here, it is — it’s just the same words used in verse one and verse two where I mean you can go from whether you’re talking about what happened at the Appomattox Court House or talking about what happened in Versailles during the Paris Peace Accords of 1919 or even Kissinger going to Paris to end the Vietnam War, they talked about beachfront condos. That’s the great — that’s the great equalizer here between nations. It is — that — it is Donald Trump still, Donald Trump the real estate developer, and he doesn’t realize that this dictator doesn’t want beach condos. He wants nuclear weapons. And I don’t think he has any plans to go the way of Gaddafi.
JON MEACHAM: Yeah. Remember, George Kennan’s great telegram how to lay out the hospitality industry throughout the Soviet Union.
GEORGE MEACHAM: It’s a — Richard actually keeps a copy of that on his desk, I think.
MEACHAM: Two thoughts. Just because something hasn’t happened before, doesn’t mean it’s historic. That’s one thing. I think when you call something historic, it means it has a good chance of having lasting implications. And I think it’s very unclear, at least to my layman’s eye, that this does that.