Joe Scarborough: Trump Won't Seek Reelection

Joe Scarborough (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

The guy who gave Donald Trump his own town hall forum in early 2016 has had the worst, and most fun to watch from a schadenfreude perspective, case of buyer's remorse since late 2016.

Now he's got theories:

I will be the first to admit that one of the things I enjoy most about President Trump is that he isn't a career politician. Because of that, he may very well decide he is bored with the nonsense and not run in 2020, but he really does seem to enjoy this POTUS gig so far. The idea that he will just bail on the whole thing seems more like a feverish liberal (yes, Scarborough is a liberal now) fantasy.

The discussion in the video here is part of the still-ongoing, and quite ridiculous, breathless MSM speculation about the announced resignation of UN Ambassador Nikki Haley.

Haley openly stated that she is looking forward to returning to the private sector, which many in the left media immediately seized upon as code for "I'm running in 2020." At least one of the MSNBC panelists in the clip has enough sense to declare that idea is a non-starter. The rest, however, are coy, wandering into that "kinda/sorta/maybe" speculation that passes for political punditry these days.

As someone who has been professionally writing about and commenting on politics for a long time, I understand that punditry not only involves commenting on the issues of the day, but some opinion-based speculation as well. That speculation, however, has to be informed by some sort of reality. What most left media pundits do these days is spin tales based on their own fantasy world. In that world, Donald Trump should never have been president. This is why on any given day MSNBC or CNN is convinced that there is another game-changing event in the ridiculous Russia collusion investigation that will finally rid them of their bogey man. They are completely unaware that all of sane society recognized the investigation as garbage and moved on a very long time ago.