Scarborough Jokes About Manafort Being Locked Up in Rikers Island Hellhole

NewsBusters | 6/10/2019 | Staff
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The liberal media feigns horror over "lock her up" refrains. But when it comes to a Trump associate actually being locked up in a notoriously awful jail, well, that's a cause for mirth and hilarity.

And thus it was that on today's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough joked about Paul Manfort being confined at Rikers Island, which has been described as a "hellhole," as here, here, and "the most notorious jail in America."

Here's how it came down:

Washington Post investigative reporter Carol Leonnig was a guest to discuss the article she co-authored about alleged lavish personal spending by Wayne LaPierre and other NRA officials.

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Jonathan Lemire of AP/MSNBC, in questioning Leonnig about the expenditures, cited the reported $275,000 spent at a men's clothing store for LaPierre. Lemire jokingly said that LaPierre dresses better than he does. That set off a string of joking insults from the panel about the way Lemire dresses. Leonnig, in turn, came to Lemire's defense, saying he looked "fine."

At the end of the segment, there was more ribbing by the panel of Lemire's clothes. Meacham facetiously spoke of "the Paul Manafort Collection." Responded Scarborough: "available at Rikers Island." The panel found that amusing, with laughter all around.

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A regular laugh riot, that Joe. Wonder if he's ever visited Rikers? Keep this one in mind next time you here...
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