Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski discussed Donald Trump for confusing Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley with former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) repeatedly during a campaign rally this weekend. They showed a clip of Trump’s remarks after the GOP hopeful apparently had a massive brain fart.
“Nikki Haley, Nikki Haley, Nikki Haley, you know they, do you know they destroyed all of the information, all of the evidence, everything, deleted and destroyed all of it,” Trump told the crowd in New Hampshire. “All of it because of lots of things like Nikki Haley is in charge of security. We offered her 10,000 people, soldiers, National Guard, whatever they want. They turned it down. They don’t want to talk about that. These are very dishonest people.”
Scarborough didn’t hold back.
“You know, I spent a lot of time with Joe Biden,” he said. “I can tell you, Joe Biden knows where he is. He knows what decade he’s in, he sure as hell knows who he is running against — there’s just really no comparison here. Yeah, you want to talk about who is addled? This is an easy one. Let’s talk about who is addled. Who is addled is a guy who can’t even remember that Barack Obama hasn’t been president of the United States in eight years.”
“Yeah, and you have to think, is this age?” Mika said. “It could be. But it also could just be the mountain of legal actions against this man, just crushing him and making him so stressed that he’s literally confused.”
“Because no one person could handle all the cases that he has against him, all the lawyers he has to deal with, all the lawyers he can’t get. I mean, some of these cases can put him away in prison for the rest of his life,” she added.
“Except for the fact he is in 2016 most of the time; even in 2016, he forgets who he ran against. He talks about the landslide victory against Barack Obama,” Scarborough said. “Jonathan Lemire, let me bring you in here because I know you’ve been seeing this. He talks about the landslide against Obama. He talks about Obama so much as president of the United States, that on the radio show, [Fox host] Brian Kilmeade has to interrupt him and correct him…. his mind is scrambled eggs when he gets up there and gets tired. He really thinks that he is running against Barack Obama. just like he thought Nikki Haley was speaker of the House on January 6th.”
Haley responded on Sunday, saying that Trump is “just not at the same level” of mental fitness as he was while President in 2016.
“Don’t be surprised if you have someone that’s 80 in office, their mental stability is gonna continue to decline,” Haley said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday.
“Are we really gonna go into a situation where we have wars around the world, and we’re trying to prevent war, and we’re gonna have someone who we can or can’t be sure that they’re gonna get confused?” she added.
President Joe Biden took a humorous jab at Trump, too.
“I don’t agree with Nikki Haley on everything, but we agree on this much: She is not Nancy Pelosi,” Biden wrote in a post on X, including a campaign ad that knocked the former President for his confusing remarks and highlighted concerns about his mental acuity.
One of the things narcissists are very good at is projection. So, when Trump brings up Biden’s mental fitness, he’s talking about himself — every single time.