'Morning Joe' Mocks Trump's Utter Cluelessness About How Washington Actually Works
A new Gallup tracking poll shows 56 percent of Americans disapprove of the job President Donald Trump is doing. As it happens, the same percentage disapproves of the new GOP health care plan.
"I'm not good at this politics thing, Willie, but those numbers looks really, really bad," "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough told co-anchor Willie Geist.
A reported 35 Republicans have said they would vote no on the bill in its current form. But President Trump insists the bill pass now or never, a tactic that spells "real trouble," MSNBC analyst Mark Halperin told Scarborough.
"The bottom line for the president would be the 'art of the deal' does not work under the current way the White House is doing it," Halperin said.
Only 20 percent of Americans think Obamacare should be repealed. And Scarborough agreed the businessman and reality TV star has already botched the operation.
"Donald Trump should not have listened to members of the House and the Senate that said, we've been promising to repeal Obamacare for six years," he told Halperin. "Guess what? That's their problem. That's not the president of the United States' problem."
According to Scarborough, Trump should have just let House Speaker Paul Ryan "fight with [Arizona Republican Senator] John McCain and others in the Senate [until] they come together with a bill."
"Trump comes in at the end and plays peacemaker," explained Scarborough. "This was so obvious for anybody who knows how Washington works... but it's a lot tougher than it looks on TV, isn't it?"