Scarborough Claims IG Report Vindicating Trump In ‘Bible Photo-Op’ Story ‘Really Doesn’t Prove Anything’

During Thursday’s episode of the MSNBC show “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough ranted about the inspector general’s report that many say vindicated former President Donald Trump, as it shows that U.S. Park Police had already planned to secure the perimeter around the White House after violent attacks by rioters on law enforcement.

This directly contradicted the media narrative that Trump had them use tear gas on “peaceful protesters” for a photo-op.

Full Story: Trump Celebrates ‘Total Exoneration’ After IG Report Shows ‘Bible Photo-Op’ Story Was False

Scarborough Mocks Report

Scarborough, however, mocked the report, saying that the “panting and heavy breathing” from those touting the report is “laughable.”

“First of all, I’ve got to say I think I’ve been unduly tough on William Barr because I did not know all of this time, that not only was he operating as Attorney General of the United States of America, but he was also the director of scaffolding for Lafayette Park,” Scarborough said as he reacted to the report. “Imagine that, having that as like your second job.”

“You know, the headlines from some of our friends and the panting and heavy breathing after this IG report came out is laughable,” he continued. “The IG himself said this report is not dispositive. He said we can only handle what’s in our jurisdiction, and as he said, unfortunately, not everything is in our jurisdiction. What this report said was that they had planned to go out and fix the scaffolding for some time. They didn’t know that Donald Trump was coming out until later in the afternoon.”

“[T]here’s a reason they were cleared with the urgency that they were cleared with,” Scarborough added. “Two things, again, my friends and young children, can be true at the same time.”

Related: Joe Scarborough Slams Trump Supporters – ‘These People Are In A Cult’

Scarborough Doubles Down

“They could have actually scheduled repairs on scaffolding at the same time, before knowing, of course, that Donald Trump, who was humiliated after news broke that he scrambled down to the bunker — I don’t know why he was humiliated by that, but for some reason, he was deeply humiliated by that — but they had made these plans, and then Donald Trump and his aides made their plans that he was going to go across there. And again, the schedule could have been in place for a couple of days,” he said. “Like, you can stop your panting. You can put down the paper bag. That really doesn’t prove anything.”

“But if it makes you feel better seizing on to a report that doesn’t cover the entire event and completely ignoring what the director of scaffolding for Lafayette Park said, you go with that, but that’s awfully thin gruel if that’s what you’re relying on — awfully thin gruel,” Scarborough concluded. “Good luck with that.”

This piece was written by James Samson on June 10, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

Read more at LifeZette:
Even Yale Condemns Anti-White Racist
Leftist Reporter Proves Why PBS Should Be Defunded
NYC Parents Fight Back Against Woke Schools


Recent Posts

Hillary Clinton Pounces On Trump FBI Raid, Now Fundraising With ‘But Her Emails’ Merchandise

Two-time presidential election loser Hillary Clinton tried capitalizing on news of the FBI raid on…

6 mins ago

Biden’s 2020-2021 White House Payroll – At $100.7 Million – Is Highest Ever

By Adam Andrzejewski for RealClearPolicy The payroll for White House staff under President Joseph Biden…

1 hour ago

Illinois Officials Hid That Chemicals Were In Drinking Water

By Adam Andrzejewski for RealClearPolicy Even though there were many warning signs that the drinking…

2 hours ago

10 Ways To Reduce High Energy Prices That Won’t Cost Taxpayers $740 Billion

By Bethany Blankley (The Center Square) Rather than impose higher taxes and more restrictions on…

2 hours ago

‘Some Third World Bulls***’ – Dan Bongino Goes Ballistic On Fox News Over FBI Raid of Trump’s Home

Fox News weekend host Dan Bongino, a former Secret Service agent, unleashed his anger over…

3 hours ago

Trump Speaks: Angrily Condemns ‘Political Persecution’ As FBI Raids Mar-a-Lago

Former President Donald Trump slammed never-ending "political persecution" by Democrats as he confirmed his Mar-a-Lago…

3 hours ago