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MSNBC “Early morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough used a part of Thursday’s program to mock Sen. John Kennedy’s Southern accent and implicate the Louisiana Republican politician of “playing dumb on TV,” adding the senator was “dumb as dishwater.”
Throughout the segment, Scarborough dismissed Kennedy’s method of speaking as “corn-pone, made-up,” claiming the 68- year-old Mississippi native, who has actually served in Louisiana public life for more than 20 years, “actually talks like Sherlock Holmes when he lags closed doors in his home– and he has an eyepatch and a top hat and smokes a pipeline.”
Scarborough was responding to Kennedy’s Wednesday look on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” in which the senator protected President Trump’s efforts to attempt to resume the U.S. economy in the middle of the coronavirus break out. Kennedy acknowledged the attempt would involve risk of brand-new infections but declared the public comprehends things might go wrong.
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” The American people are not idiots,” Kennedy said.
The senator added that the choice in between an indefinite lockdown and a collapsed economy was like that in between “cancer and a heart attack.”
” We have actually got to open this economy,” Kennedy informed Carlson. “If we do not, it’s gon na collapse. And if the U.S. economy collapses, the world economy collapses. And attempting to burn down the village to wait is absurd. That’s our cold, hard truth.”
However despite Kennedy’s frankness, Scarborough criticized the senator for having a viewpoint contrary to that favored by many Democrats and liberals– that the nation ought to remain on lockdown for a still-undetermined variety of weeks or months ahead.
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Scarborough appeared to suggest that Kennedy’s comments were politically or economically inspired, instead of an expression of his views on what actions remained in the nation’s best interest.
” A man-about-town, clearly, extremely, really erudite, or however they state that in Oxford. But he says, in his corn-pone, fabricated accent, that, ‘Yeah, we closed down, people still died’,” Scarborough stated.
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough, left, targeted U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., with discuss Thursday’s edition of “Early morning Joe.”.
” He understands that without the social distancing, he understands without the lockdowns … He knows this.
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On Thursday, President Trump announced a plan for resuming the economy that would take into account the fact that different parts of the nation are experiencing the coronavirus break out in a different way.
Fox News’ Andrew O’Reilly and Victor Garcia contributed to this story.