Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Scarborough Goes Off on Trump Handshake: ‘He Looked like a Thug,’ ‘Mauling Him Like an Idiot’
At Free Beacon by David Rutz
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough unloaded Tuesday on President Trump's behavior abroad toward NATO allies, calling him a "thug," "goon" and "embarrassment" for his strange handshake with French President Emmanuel Macron.
Unusual optical moments were a significant focus of coverage of Trump's first presidential trip abroad, the height of which was Trump and Macron engaging in a lengthy, white-knuckled handshake that has been the subject of a great deal of analysis in the media. Other moments that were pored over included Trump seemingly pushing aside the Prime Minister of Montenegro and Macron initially avoiding Trump's handshake attempt at the NATO summit.
Watching Trump aggressively shake Macron's hand in the group of world leaders, Scarborough
sounded off on "Morning Joe."
"He looked like a thug," Scarborough said. "He looked like a goon. Look at this. What a thug. What an embarrassment. Look, he's mauling him like an idiot … What an embarrassment to the United States."