MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host and former Republican congressman, Joe Scarborough, said Tuesday that President Trump’s “own lawyers think [he is] too stupid and too much of a liar to stand up to the heat” of a possible interview with special counsel Robert Mueller, adding that anyone “with big, beautiful hands” would be brave enough to sit down with Mueller.
This comes after several news reports that said the president’s lawyers were advising Trump against doing an interview with the special counsel.
Last month, Trump said he would talk to Mueller if asked.
“I’m looking forward to it, actually,” Trump said at the time.
After a back-and-forth with co-host Mika Brzezinski, Scarborough challenged the president to do the interview.
“Mika, let me finish my sentence,” Scarborough began. “This may be the most important sentence I’ve made in the past 30 seconds: Mr. President, your own lawyers think you are too stupid and too much of a liar to stand up to the heat that Bob Mueller is going to send in your direction.”
“So if I had lawyers that thought I was too stupid to talk to Bob Mueller, I tell you what I would do, what any man would do, or any woman would do that had any confidence in themselves — they would do that interview,” he continued. “And they would show those lawyers. They would show those lawyers they’re not scared, that they don’t have small hands, that they’re not timid, they have, big, beautiful hands and they have a big, beautiful mind.”
“And they’re not going to let their lawyers think that they’re too stupid and too much of a liar to talk to Bob Mueller.”
The Hill added:
The remarks about Trump’s hands are a nod to the belief that Trump has long hated insults about the size of his hands.
Scarborough and Brzezinski once had a relatively friendly relationship with Trump up until the time he clinched the Republican presidential nomination in April 2016.
Their criticism has been relentless and largely personal since. Trump has not appeared on the program or MSNBC since May 2016.
Trump tweeted in June of last year that “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” had showed up at his Mar-a-Lago resort “bleeding badly from a face-lift.”