Mediaite has the transcript:
Willie Geist: Where to begin there, Joe. There’s so much. America is “irredeemable,” it’s “dark and depraved.” Just to, let’s lift ourselves out of the subtext. He went on to say – really what he’s talking about here is that we have gay people in America.
He said one in four high school students say that they are “something other than straight” is the way he put it. So he’s very worried about that.
But also, I just have to say, Joe, he said he lacks faith in our institutions and doubt about absolute truth. This is the man who helped to lead the attempted coup against the United States government and overturn the 2020 election. He’s very worried about faith in institutions.
Joe Scarborough: Willie, he ran the Big Lie on Capitol Hill! Preach about that, Jimmy Swaggart! Right? And then go to your motel room and start like, faxing around, you know, conspiratorial documents.
It is, it is the hypocrisy. There’s so much hypocrisy to go to here about a guy, again, trying to undermine our institutions. The guy who is trying, who led in the House of Representatives, the attempt to undermine the United States Constitution, an American presidential election, and an attempt to basically end American democracy.
And then suddenly, suddenly, this great prophet, this Jeremiah of our times, went quietly silent, as mobs rushed the People’s House where he was, and battered and abused police officers with American flags.
That our soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen took into battle over 200 years to defend this country. The hypocrisy, the hypocrisy, in the words of, I think it was Homer Simpson when somebody accidentally threw communion water in his eyes, “It burns! It burns!”
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