“This is a such a short-sighted strategy,” Scarborough said after Trump senior staffer Steve Bannon went on a tirade against the press and demanded they shut up. “I say Washington always wins, the media always wins. This is the worst strategy.”
He urged the White House to draw too many conclusions from their recent victory. “They beat Hillary Clinton, the only politician less trusted than Donald Trump. So if they are going back and looking at 2016– a race they lost by 3 million popular votes– and they think they will expand that the next four years, this will end very, very badly.”
Scarborough noted that he gave the same advice to the Obama administration, to no avail. “Taking on the press like that, it always ends badly,” he said. “The press always wins. Washington always wins. You figure out how to work with them or you’re going to get crushed.