Scarborough: Trump didn't initially bring in Giuliani because 'he was drinking too much'

MSNBC host Jose Scarborough suggested that the reason President TrumpDonald John TrumpSessions unveils ‘zero tolerance’ policy at southern border NY attorney general resigns after allegations of physical abuse Trump Jr. mocks Schneiderman after reports he abused women MORE didn’t add former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) to his legal team earlier was that Giuliani was “drinking too much.”

The “Morning Joe” host on Tuesday said that Trump initially had concerns that Giuliani was “losing it” and that Giuliani was falling asleep in meetings.

“Everybody around Donald Trump said he was drinking too much — Donald Trump suggested as much — that was two years ago,” Scarborough said.


Scarborough slammed Trump for adding Giuliani to his team “despite his own reservations about him” from two years ago.

“It’s not 3-D chess. That’s not even checkers. That’s a monkey throwing poo against the wall, and it doesn’t usually turn out well,” Scarborough said. 

MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle said maybe Giuliani’s bizarre television appearances were a ploy to cover up the Trump administration’s policies.

“Because every day Giuliani says something that is so odd and so at odds with we know it, that you wonder, are they just continuing this thing to keep us preoccupied with things that are going on in public, Giuliani talking about Donald Trump,” Barnicle said. 

Scarborough said “they’re not that smart” and suggested that Giuliani will be the next member of Trump’s inner circle to leave.

The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that Trump is frustrated with Giuliani’s public appearances. 

Trump was reportedly upset following Giuliani’s interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity and the bombshell admission that Trump had repaid his personal lawyer Michael Cohen the $130,000 “hush money” payment to adult-film star Stormy Daniels.

However, the AP reported that Trump is not considering firing Giuliani but may block him from making more television appearances.

Giuliani was hired last month to represent Trump through the Russia probe.