MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough slams Trump’s weekend of ‘delusional dingbattery’: 'He took crazy to 11'

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough slams Trump’s weekend of ‘delusional dingbattery’: 'He took crazy to 11'

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said President Donald Trump sank to new depths over the weekend with his comments about the California wildfires, the hunt for Osama bin Laden and the midterm elections.


The president suggested the fires were essentially a housekeeping issue, he attacked the military leaders who killed the notorious terrorist leader and insisted Republicans had not been dealt an election loss.

"What a weekend of Trumpisms," said "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski.

"He took the Trumpisms and -- some would say, not me -- but some would say he took crazy to 11, if we want to borrow parlance from 'Spinal Tap,'" Scarborough said. "Ten is loud, 10 is crazy -- he turned it up to 11 on the dial. There's so much to go through here. A lot of disturbing things, a lot of things just showing a guy even more out of touch than usual, if that's even possible."

National affairs analyst John Heilemann said Trump had three essential characteristics that explain most all of his bizarre behavior.

"Three possibilities," Heilemann said. "One, delusional. Two, pathological liar. Three, political dingbat."

"I've stopped trying to disentangle them," he continued. "You know, yes, desperate, scared, frightened, realizing, I think, for the first time after -- you know, this is not a new observation. We for a couple years you looked to Trump's behavior and said he doesn't seem to think about what will happen to him if he loses one or both houses of Congress in the midterms.

"He did a lot of irrational things over the course of the last two years," Heilemann added. "We noted it at the time. It does feel as though, as it has for all of us only we all got there a little quicker, the scale of the defeat for the party, the depth of it, the breadth of it and the implications of it have finally sunk in, and the more they sink in for him the more he goes into delusional dingbattery."

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