MSNBC's Joe Scarborough tore into President Trump on Monday morning, accusing him of inciting violence and arguing he has blood on his hands.
Scarborough spoke after Trump baselessly called Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation a "coup," telling an audience of National Rifle Association members that he "didn't need a gun" to deal with it.
"That's the sort of inflammatory rhetoric that we've been talking about, where the president is trying to move people to violence," Scarborough said.
The MSNBC host went on to speak directly to Trump, telling him that "the blood that is spilled is on your hands, from white nationalists and people who listen to that sort of rhetoric," which he said is "so far beyond dog whistles." It's "just obvious" that Trump is "inciting violence" and is "unfit to be president of the United States," Scarborough fumed.
He concluded, though, by directly imploring Trump to take action, especially in light of Sunday's San Diego synagogue shooting, saying "we need a president" who recognizes white nationalism as a threat and calls it out by name. "Why don't you be that president?" Scarborough asked. "Why don't you try? ... For the sake of Jews who keep getting gunned down, and the sake of others who are put in danger by your words."
Watch Scarborough's passionate monologue below. Brendan Morrow