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2020 Democratic debates

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough slams Democrats for 'trashing Barack Obama's legacy' during debate

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough was quite confused and upset about Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate, raging against 2020 candidates for setting their sights on former President Barack Obama.

Scarborough spoke after a debate featuring former Vice President Joe Biden made up of plenty of criticism of the Obama administration, from his immigration policies to the Affordable Care Act. In the end, the MSNBC host concluded that Obama actually ended up taking more heat than President Trump.

"It is insanity, my friends," Scarborough said. "...We were sort of in a Never Never Land last night in that debate. It was bizarre."

Scarborough went on to suggest that "there are a lot of Democrats that are pretty pissed off" at candidates for "trashing Barack Obama's legacy," with the host only becoming angrier and angrier at the 2020 candidates who "just don't get the message" and who dismissed criticism of their positions as being Republican talking points.

"Give me a break!" Scarborough shouted. "What's wrong with you people? You're going up against Donald Trump and you're talking about defending ObamaCare as Republican talking points? Who is advising you?"

Co-host Mika Brzezinski agreed with Scarborough's criticism, suggesting that amid these attacks on Obama, Trump must have been watching "happily from the White House." Brendan Morrow