An awkward silence took over a segment on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” when co-host Joe Scarborough made a nasty comment about who he believes President Donald Trump will nominate for the Supreme Court.
As noted by The Daily Caller, the segment began with the panel discussing Justice Anthony Kennedy announcing his retirement.
After Scarborough spread doom-and-gloom about Trump adding another conservative to the high court, Axios co-founder Mike Allen said the president was going to pick who he feels “most comfortable” with in the moment.
Allen explained what sources were telling him about the two rumored frontrunner, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett.
“The inside line is that Amy Barrett will be better for the base, but a tougher confirmation fight. But that’s the calculus aides are making. But people are involved and for the president it is going to be all about the personal connection. Who he feels comfortable with in the moment.”
Scarborough interrupted Allen, asking, “So you’re saying that he’s going to pick the man … the white man.”
The entire panel was obviously uncomfortable with Scarborough’s remark, which led to an awkward silence and Allen appearing visibly uncomfortable.
Co-host Mika Brzezinski shook her head, saying, “Oh, no, I totally don’t think that.”
“You disagree?” Scarborough asked, to which Allen responded, “I don’t know.”
Scarborough tried to walk back his nasty comment by explaining, “If you look and see through the first year, 90% of Donald Trump selections for U.S. Attorneys and judges were white men.”
His rude and racially charged comment comes after Kennedy announced last week that he would be retiring on July 31, giving the president the opportunity to appoint his second justice to the nation’s highest court.
The historic vacancy gives Trump the chance to put another conservative on the bench, giving Republicans a strong 5-4 majority on court.
With liberals groaning and conservatives overjoyed, Trump will be able to nominate another conservative home-run like Justice Neil Gorsuch — who stands for preserving individual and religious freedoms.
Scarborough’s nasty comment again shows how intolerant liberals make everything about race.