One thing Morning Joe always does is knock down Hillary and keep "explaining" Trump. Finally, when Trump won't disavow even the KKK, Scarborough admits that the Donald is a racist and a bigot. Scarborough must have known this for months now, but he kept his mouth shut because no one else on the Right seems ready to take Trump down.
Like so many among the media, the disruption and the hubbub sells newspapers and promotes clicks on websites. Politics for the GOP is not about democracy; it is about scandal, hatred, division. When Trump favorably quotes Mussolini, no one seems surprised.
Since most of the media won't confront Trump, the job of the Democrats, MSNBC and occasionally CNN is to expose the bigotry and the bombast of this over-rated, self-promoting bigot with ridiculous hair, even as this opposition gets discounted as the whining of the "liberal" media.
I once heard the late Governor Mario Cuomo of New York say that "unless you get out in front of your own parade and start leading no one is going to do it for you." Trump is certainly a believer in self-promotion. But getting out in front of a constituency of "fed-up" racists, misogynists, and the like is not what Mario Cuomo had in mind.
Parades are a big part of the American democracy, but parades formed by bigotry and hatred has long been a shameful part of the American democracy. And this parade, once again, comes out of the bigotry that is the legacy of the American South and because the rest of the nation has also been "Southernized." John Egerton's book, The Americanization of Dixie and the Southernization of American Politics is the best book we have for explaining why the South cannot turn away from racism and hate.
Today, the South is the Mother Ship of Trump's success in dog-whistling racism.
Despite this I think we will wind up with one big devastating rejection of Trump to cause his blimp of bombast to start leaking and folding. It happened to McCarthy and it will happen to Trump. With any luck it will happen well before the next election. And if it does, then where will the media go to help it trivialize the American democracy?