Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough did nothing to hide his disgust over President Trump's comments Tuesday regarding Charlottesville. "He has now officially become the president not only of America but also of the white nationalist movement," Scarborough told viewers Wednesday.
Lawmakers from both parties, including House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), and 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, took issue with Trump's moral equivalency Tuesday between neo-Nazis and those opposed to them, and Trump's statement that some of the alt-right protesters are "very nice people." Trump's comments received positive reviews from former KKK leader David Duke and alt-right organizer Richard Spencer.
"The president has chosen sides and it is very clear, not only morally …but also politically, he has chosen the wrong side," Scarborough went on. While the host made clear not everyone who voted for Trump is a white supremacist, Scarborough added: "There are a lot of people across the country asking, 'What the hell did I vote for? … I didn't want a Clinton or a Bush in the White House, but I sure as hell didn't want a Duke in the White House.' And that's what they've got." Watch below. Jeva Lange