MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough continued to rip President Trump on Friday’s show, saying that Russians are lucky that POTUS is “stupid enough” to pick up their fake news.
“We’re obsessed on how the Russians have hacked, how the Russians have tried to impact this, how the Russians have tried to impact the White House,” Scarborough said. “We’re really just playing into their hands.”
Former FBI Agent Clint Watts — who testified Thursday during the Senate Intel Committee’s hearing on Russia’s efforts to influence the 2016 election — joined the MSNBC morning show to discuss the situation.
“Most of this for the Russians is just dumb luck, that they have stumbled upon a presidential candidate… that was stupid enough to pick up their fake news,” Scarborough said.
Watts replied: “It is exactly the point of Russian active measures. It’s to sow confusion inside your enemy so they’re fighting within themselves, so that you can maneuver on them. They have done that so well that we’re doing it for them still.”
Scarborough said the operation Russia allegedly launched against America isn’t “complex.” Watts agreed, saying it’s similar to what Russian officials impose on their own populace.
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