- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 14, 2020

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough compared Democratic presidential candidate Joseph R. Biden to President Trump during a late-night appearance Monday, calling the former vice president “Teflon” in his ability to survive gaffes and controversies that others might not.

The discussion about Mr. Biden on CBS’ “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” started when Mr. Scarborough’s co-host and wife Mika Brzezinski claimed that the candidate had “totally performed perfectly” on the campaign trail.

“Oh, come on,” Mr. Scarborough responded.

“He was having trouble completing sentences,” he continued. “Here’s the amazing thing about Joe Biden: He’s like Trump in that he’s Teflon. It doesn’t matter how he does in debates, it doesn’t matter what clips you bring up about the guy, he just keeps on keepin’ on.”

“He’s not like Trump,” Ms. Brzezinski fired back.

“He’s Teflon, man,” Mr. Scarborough argued. “He can call somebody fat, he can challenge them to pushups — he’s done this, by the way, I’m not just making it up.”

“He’s a wonderful man,” Ms. Brzezinski replied.

Ms. Brzezinski has previously expressed her support for Mr. Biden as the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination and was a staunch defender of the former vice president when he faced multiple allegations of inappropriate touching prior to launching his campaign.

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