Joe Scarborough Melts Down In Interview With EPA Head Scott Pruitt

I’d actually been watching Morning Joe for a while now, as I may have mentioned. I got a little tired of the Trump love from Fox and Friends, plus all the repetitive fluff. But, I’ve given up on Joe over the past month, because it is non-stop moonbattery, conspiracy theories (I’ll watch Ancient Aliens or something similar for that. It’s more fun), and Russia Russia Russia. I did actually catch this exchange this morning, as I pressed 45 (MSNBC) instead of 46 (Animal Planet) on the remote

(Mediaite)  EPA chief and noted climate change skeptic, Scott Pruitt, came in for a tense interview on Morning Joe, Tuesday. Things got heated when Joe Scarborough interjected a question, demanding an answer to what has become the journalistic equivalent of the Maltese Falcon — Does Donald Trump believe in climate change?

“Mr. Pruitt, it’s a simple question. Have you ever talked to the president about whether he believes climate change is real? Does he still believe it was a hoax launched in China? Wouldn’t you like to know?”

“I think what’s important, Joe, is the president has said when you make decisions on environmental decisions internationally that we put America’s interests first.”

Joe kept going down the lemming hole on this unimportant issue, as well as noting that Paris was voluntary in terms of the goals (Joe used to be a conservative who would have been opposed to the Paris Climate agreement), and

Pruitt jumped on Scarborough’s suggestion that Paris would have been voluntary, with the director saying that was not the case. After blowing some proverbial coal smoke on set, an exasperated Scarborough cut him off.

And then meltdown

“I’m sorry, I’m sorry. I got to stop. I want to stop it. This interview has to stop in it’s tracks until I just get a yes/no answer from you on whether you think it’s important that Americans find out whether their president believes that climate change is a conspiracy theory based out of China.”

Pruitt smacked Joe and others on set around for a bit after that. He should have asked Joe when they would broadcast by candlelight, considering the big carbon footprint for all the lights and cameras and backgrounds and such.

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11 Responses to “Joe Scarborough Melts Down In Interview With EPA Head Scott Pruitt”

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    “It’s a simple question, Joe, does Mika spit or swallow? This bullshit interview cannot go on until you answer.”

  2. Jeffery says:

    Scarborough is an annoying jerk, but he’s trying to make up for his show helping get trump elected. trumpy called into Morning Joe almost daily during the campaign and was able to chant his lies, largely unchallenged.

    By stupidly blurting out that global warming is a Chinese hoax, trumpy put his future EPA head in a tough spot. Sure, trumpy’s cult followers might actually believe him, but it’s still stupid.

    Pruitt is a moron, working for a moron, but the US and Earth will survive.

  3. david7134 says:

    Obama should be put in jail for spending money on this crap without senate approval in the form of a treaty. And yes, it is a hoax.

    • Sarthurk says:

      I second that!

    • Jeffery says:

      dave,

      What is the Constitutional mechanism for putting a President in jail (even if he’s a Negro)?

      What law did President Obama break that would deserve jail time?

      So you feel that the majority of world citizens, corporations, thermometers, governments, scientific organizations, religious bodies, scientists, Arctic ice, glaciers and the oceans are all colluding in this giant hoax.

      That is dumb even by your low standards.

      • o0Nighthawk0o says:

        majority of world citizens

        Not even close to the majority

        corporations

        Again, not even close

        thermometers

        May be showing a bit of warming but nothing alarming and nothing to prove that it is mostly/wholly caused by man’s activities.

        governments

        Who are scared that their US funded slush fund is drying up

        scientific organizations

        Who see their slush funds drying up

        religious bodies

        But theses guys also believe in a ‘sky fairy’ right?

        scientists

        Again, not even close to a majority.

        Arctic ice

        That was supposed to be completely gone 5 years ago

        glaciers

        Some of which are receding, some of which are growing. Nothing new for a warm period.

        oceans

        Nothing unexpected for a warm period.

        • Jeffery says:

          typed by a true Denier!

          You are wrong, of course, on every point, but keep on denyin’!!

        • david7134 says:

          Nighthawk,
          You have been called a denier, I hope you can live with the shame. Especially as you are denning a total farce that is politically motivated. Hold up under the pressure. As long as you hide your face, you may be able to walk down the street.

      • drowningpuppies says:

        What is the Constitutional mechanism for putting a President in jail (even if he’s a Negro)?

        Ahem.
        That’s half-negro, little guy.
        Why do you think he only wears one loose shoe?

  4. Stonecruiser says:

    I thought everybody knew global warming got started by some fellow from canada.

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