Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough railed against President Donald Trump's rhetoric in a monologue Monday in which he blamed him for stirring up hate and white nationalist violence, saying shootings such as the one at a Southern California synagogue Saturday won't end unless the president pulls back his language.
"The blood that is spilled is on your hands, from white nationalists, from people that listen to that sort of rhetoric, any violence to journalists, 'enemy of people,' the kill list," Scarborough said during his MSNBC morning program.
Scarborough slammed Trump as being "unfit" to be president but still demanded that he could "call out" white nationalism and political violence.
"You can pull yourself back," Scarborough said. "You can restrain yourself before there is more bloodshed because let me tell you, the synagogue shootings are not going to stop until you call out white nationalism by its name."
Scarborough also noted that Trump and Attorney General William Barr last week released Christopher Hasson, 50, even though he'd made a hit list of TV journalists, including Scarborough, prominent Democrats, and Supreme Court justices.
He added that Trump also stirred hate with his speech at the National Rifle Association convention last week when he slammed Democrats and special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation as a failed "coup" attempt.
"I know you’re trying to stir up hate and maybe even violence because of your words,” Scarborough said. "But a coup? That’s just a lie. You know it’s a lie. You know it’s irresponsible, you know it’s just as irresponsible when you say 'enemy of the people.'"
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