Joe Scarborough of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” has an amazingly out-there idea that all those supporters of President Donald Trump are actually fully in support of seeing him impeached.
According to Scarborough, the majority of Trump’s base wants him impeached, and he knows that because, during the 2016 elections, many were secretly supporting Trump while saying they weren’t.
“And just like people used to be ashamed to admit they support Donald Trump. In fact, nobody would admit to us whenever we went around and gave talks,” said Scarborough. “Nobody would admit that they were voting for Donald Trump. And at one point I just started saying you’re all lying, because you’re all voting for him, stop lying and they’d laugh and go, yeah, we are.”
“Well, now as Donald Trump exits stage left, I suspect that we will see the same thing that people will be reluctant to admit publicly that they can’t put up with him anymore,” he continued.
Scarborough told a story of a man who chose Trump due to being given the option between him and Democrats like Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren. The man could only choose Trump in that case, but would rather have Pence in the White House. According to Scarborough, everybody is this man he spoke to.
“So, it may say 92% there supporting Donald Trump and not wanting the impeachment inquiry. But, Mika, it’s actually the fear and loathing is rising. And that is something that Republican members of the Hill are picking up on,” said Scarborough.
That’s a bold claim to make. In fact, it’s so bold that it comes off as fanciful. It strikes me more as wishful thinking than actual analysis.
It’s also a foolish take when you consider a few things. For one, Trump’s fundraising is record-breaking. People are shoveling cash his way faster than any other president in his position. So much so that it’s actually demoralizing the Democrats into infighting.
Also, it’s hard to come to the conclusion that Trump supporters secretly want him gone when he’s filling out stadiums filled to overflow with rabid fans all wearing MAGA hats and pro-Trump t-shirts.
The truth is, Democrats probably don’t have much left to give them hope against the Trump administration, be it superfluous investigations or the 2020 elections.
Perhaps that’s why Democrats are now embracing pure fantasy as an escape from the reality that it’s over for them, and has been since 2016.