MSNBC’s Morning Joe host, Joe Scarborough, admitted that he was astonished by the president implied admission that he was the one gave up the Israeli spy when he met with Russian officials.
There were reports that pointed to an Israeli agent undercover within ISIS as the source of the classified intelligence, but Trump’s speech to reporters during his visit to Israel seemed to all but confirm it.
“Just so you understand, I never mentioned the word or the name Israel,” Trump said. “Never mentioned it in the conversation. They were all saying I did, so you had another story wrong — never mentioned the word Israel.”
Scarborough said that Trump basically confessed to a crime he claims he didn’t commit.
“If you are scoring at home and trying to divide the actions between malicious and plain-out stupid, you can put this on the stupid side,” Scarborough said. “This is like running down to the police station saying, ‘My wife’s missing and it’s not my gun that’s at the bottom of the pond in the back of our house by her body,’ and the police are like, ‘Hold it one second, can we just — we’re going to cuff you to the radiator here. We need to go check your pond.’”
“(He’s) admitting to something that nobody charged him of, and yet in so doing, revealed himself as the jackass that leaked top-secret Israeli intel,” he added. “By the way, intel about somebody on the inside of a terror organization that killed 20 little girls and their mothers last night.”