Thursday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," network contributor Elise Jordan expressed shock and concern that President Trump could act the way he acted during his trip Wednesday to visit grieving communities in El Paso and Dayton.
"It is just unimaginable to me how broken you have to be as a human being, that this is your first response," she said. "Donald Trump is completely incapable of doing anything that is not about himself. We know that. We should just accept it."
ELISE JORDAN, MSNBC: I just can’t imagine having met with victims who survived a traumatic mass shooting and seeing these victims recovering in a hospital, and then the first thing that you start to do is lash out at the media, lash out at political opposition, and remove yourself from the sanctity of witnessing and grieving this incredible loss.
It is just unimaginable to me how broken you have to be as a human being, that this is your first response. Heading to El Paso, where such a massacre just occurred, and the Hispanic community, in particular, feels like they have a target on their back because they did in that El Paso Wal-Mart, and if you read the manifesto if you read that first paragraph, it is absolutely chilling.
And Donald Trump is completely incapable of doing anything that is not about himself. We know that. We should just accept it. But I think this is a moment that we’re looking to other leaders to lead. And so good for Joe Biden with his speech yesterday, good for Beto O'Rourke, good for Cory Booker with his amazing speech. I hope that other leaders can fill the gap because we aren’t seeing it from Donald Trump, and we aren’t seeing it from any Republicans, who remain incapable of condemning the president’s racism and extremism.