MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said it needs to be repeated as much as possible that fired FBI director James Comey did as much as anybody, other than the "bad campaigning" of Hillary Clinton, to get Donald Trump elected. The Morning Joe host called it a "conspiracy theory" that Comey is out to get Donald Trump or that the president is a victim of the former FBI director.
"James Comey's letter did as much as anything, other than Hillary Clinton's bad campaigning, electing Donald Trump president. McCabe leaking about the Clinton Foundation being under investigation hurt Hillary Clinton," Scarborough said on Monday's broadcast of the morning program.
Scarborough then insulted those who believe Comey hurt Donald Trump and implored them to get away from kitchen cutlery and household appliances because of the possibility of hurting yourself since you are "too incompetent" and "stupid" to use them. Co-host Mika Brzezinski and regular panelist John Heilemann joined in on Scarborough's fun.
"Now, if you are at home and you don't understand that and you're buying into some stupid conspiracy theory at home that somebody on TV is telling you, please step away from your kitchen utensils and knives and blenders," Scarborough said.
"Anything sharp," Brzezinski chimed in.
"Anything sharp because you will hurt yourself because you are too incompetent actually to use any basic household appliances," Scarborough said. "Let me state again the president of the United States won in large part because of James Comey."
"Are egg beaters okay?" said John Heilemann with an attempt at humor.
"No," Scarborough responded. "I don't even trust these people to be near a manual egg beater because you know what, they may go, wait, is this something that trims my nose hair and then they are doing this (motions) and there's blood coming out all over the place."
"You know what, put yourself in bubble wrap and slowly walk back into your bedroom and put, yeah, make sure you can breathe then put the covers over your head because this is so obvious that -- I really find it hard to believe that you are as stupid as anybody that's pushing these conspiracy theories. James Comey did more than anybody in America other than Hillary Clinton to elect Donald Trump," Scarborough said to Trump supporters.
"What about a mortar and pestle," Heilemann again tried his hand at humor.
However, Scarborough himself criticized Comey for his pre-election announcements such as his "bizarre press conference" on investigating Hillary Clinton's email server.
"Let's talk generally about the former FBI director James Comey," Scarborough continued. "And I will just politely say Robert Mueller the Third he is not. You look back at his actions, the bizarre press conference after deciding not to indict Hillary Clinton, the letter ten days out without language that bends over backwards saying I'm only doing this because it is my understanding I'm required to do this but no one, nowhere should assume that this means Hillary Clinton is guilty and then even in the book his explanations just don't add up saying we weren't looking at politics at all and then turning around saying we were looking at the polls and it looked like [Donald Trump] wasn't going to win. I mean, Donald Trump's attacks aside, James Comey may be a friend of Robert Mueller but he sure seems far less let's just say... judicious."