'Morning Joe' Scarborough: Trump's Doctor ‘Shameful’ ‘Sycophant,’ ‘Political Hack

“[These] are not the words of a physician; they're the words of a political hack."

Morning Joe Scarborough, who is being awarded for his outstanding "responsible journalism" and commitment to objective truth, seemed to lend his endorsement Thursday to the "girther" conspiracy theory.

The theory, based on the weight difference between what President Trump's drivers license says and his recent health report, is merely the latest bit of leftist insanity in an all-out war against, not just Trump, but sanity. The ridiculous theory includes the President's doctor.

Pushing the conspiracy angle regarding Trump's "supposed" excellent bill of health as reported by Physician to the President Navy Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson, Scarborough called the doctor "shameful." He contended that Jackson "sounded like a sycophant” and used “the words of a political hack.” 

Furthermore, co-host Mika Brzezinski said of Jackson's report: “It doesn’t sound like he wrote it.”

Maybe the Russians wrote it.

While, at the beginning of the program, Scarborough denied any attempt to promote "girtherism," the nutty pundit claimed:

“The doctor certainly has taken on the...lifeform of other lifeforms inside the Trump White House. He, he sounded like a sycophant. He didn’t sound like a doctor.”

Referencing points made by Dana Milbank in a Washington Post column, Scarborough stated:

"I was not alarmed about the president’s health, but the doctor’s. Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson was so effusive in extolling the totally amazing, surpassingly marvelous, superbingly [sic] stupendous and extremely awesome health of the president, the doctor sounded almost Trump-, Trumpian. Quote: 'The president’s overall health is excellent, he said, excellent eight times: Hands down, there’s no question that he is in the excellent range. . . . I put out the statement that the president’s health is excellent, because his overall health is excellent. . . . Overall, he has very good health. Excellent health.'"

Scarborough continued with the sarcasm:

"And just how excellent is the excellent Excellency’s health? Incredible cardiac fitness. He has incredible genes. He has incredibly good genes, and it’s just the way God made him. And after Sanjay Gupta pointed out that he was borderline obese, the doctor replied that Trump's heart is in the excellent category. And not just his heart!"

Scarborough made clear that he had scheming Jackson's number:

"He works in a White House where just about everybody who makes public statements lie [sic]. So, if he's shocked that somebody’s going: Eh, okay, well. The White House spokesman said we weren't gonna have a cognitive exam, made a point to say no cog- -- and suddenly we have a cognitive exam? And he can tell what lions and, and, and rhinos and giraffes and little monkeys are? Great, okay. That's fine. Um, but it was -- I don't know. It was, it was Trumpian, to say the least...[These] are not the words of a physician; they're the words of a political hack."

Despite being awarded as a "journalist," Joe Scarborough reports only one thing, and it isn't truth. It is naked partisanship, relentlessly and irrationally castigating President Trump and the whole of the Right.

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