A New York Times story detailing criticism of President Barack Obama’s foreign policy by senior diplomats became a major point of contention on Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”.
In the story, which was co-written by Helene Cooper and Robert F. Worth, Obama was criticized by both American and Arab diplomats for having an inability to build “personal relationships.”
“He hasn’t tried just like he hasn’t tried like a lot of members on the Hill in both parties,” Scarborough said. “And you hear from both parties and we’ve been hearing, Jon Meacham, for several years that this president will go to a country, give a speech and then leave. And I’ve heard from one diplomat after another it’s as if he thinks the speech itself is the ends. And not a means to the ends, which, of course, is completely opposite of what George H.W. Bush did throughout his entire life.”
However, Scarborough’s co-host Mika Brzezinski objected, but drew a sharp rebuke from Scarborough.
“I’m not sure what your criticism is,” Brzezinski said.
“My criticism is that he hasn’t done the job that a commander-in-chief needs to do,” Scarborough replied.
Via The Daily Caller