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MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough argued that President-elect Donald Trump faces lower expectations than President Obama did when the time came for him to take office.

Scarborough also argued that lower expectations would prove to be in Trump’s favor:

The thing is, Obama came in as black Jesus. I don’t want to come in as redneck Jesus, if I’m a president of the United States. You want to come in where people, like Ronald Reagan, actually underestimate you.

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The host then turned on the media, calling them “fools” — much to co-host Mika Brzezinski’s dissatisfaction.

“If you hate Donald Trump, and you want to destroy Donald Trump, you all are fools, because you do it the wrong way,” he declared. He criticized otherwise respectable journalists for “tweeting about Nazis and this and that,” even after Trump denounced the alt-right publicly.

(H/T The Hill)

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