Watch: Morning Joe Defends Media Brethren, Slanders DeSantis
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and the rest of the Morning Joe cast are clearly worried about Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis running for president in 2024, because Scarborough has already suggested that DeSantis' attacks on the media are sexist. Just to be clear, DeSantis didn't start this war—The media has been all over him since the early days of the pandemic when he held his state open while most of the country shut down.
A Mark Leibovich article inspired the segment in The Atlantic in which he argued that DeSantis does not have the most endearing personality. This prompted Scarborough to assert, “Well, you know, it was interesting because I've never spent time with Governor DeSantis so I don't know but I do know a lot of people in Washington, Republicans in Washington, and Republicans in Tallahassee who have dealt with him, and I all hear the same thing, he's a really -- personally, he's a very stiff, awkward guy.”
Not knowing anything about DeSantis didn’t stop him from adding, “In Tallahassee, he's got an extraordinary amount of control in that town with overwhelming Republican legislatures, you know, holds a couple of press conferences, he loves attacking the media, especially younger women reporters. Loves going after them, and he has this routine down, which helps him raise a lot of money, helps him be the anti-woke candidate.”
It's a completely bogus claim, but Scarborough shifted quickly over to Leibovich:
"I keep hearing the same thing, two words always attached to him as a political candidate if he goes out on the national stage, those two words, glass jaw, a boxing term to say this guy, once he gets out on the big stage won't be able to take a big—won’t be able to take a punch. I don't know if that's the case or not. Again, I have never met him. That's what Republicans who work with him say, and your story—your article is filled with stories like that."
Just to note; the 'conservative' these clowns are basing their garbage theory on is a Lincoln Project stooge.