GOP chairwoman accuses Scarborough of using 9/11 to 'score political points'
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Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDanielRonna Romney McDanielEx-Trump national security official joins lobbying firm Virginia abortion bill reignites national debate Conservatives pound BuzzFeed, media over Cohen report MORE is accusing MSNBC's Joe Scarborough of trying to “score political points” with an op-ed calling President TrumpDonald John TrumpBill Kristol resurfaces video of Pence calling Obama executive action on immigration a 'profound mistake' ACLU says planned national emergency declaration is 'clear abuse of presidential power' O'Rourke says he'd 'absolutely' take down border wall near El Paso if he could MORE a bigger threat to the United States than foreign adversaries.

“As a nation comes together to mourn the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack in history, @JoeNBC sees an opportunity to score political points,” McDaniel wrote in a tweet on Tuesday. “Sad and shameful.”


Scarborough wrote in his Washington Post op-ed, which came on the 17th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, that Trump “has done more damage to the dream of America than any foreign adversary ever could.”

Scarborough criticized the foreign policy strategies of former Presidents George W. Bush and Obama and said that Trump followed those “strategic missteps” with “maniacal moves.”

“Sixteen years of strategic missteps have been followed by the maniacal moves of a man who has savaged America’s vital alliances, provided comfort to hostile foreign powers, attacked our intelligence and military communities, and lent a sympathetic ear to neo-Nazis and white supremacists across the globe,” he wrote.

Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump Organization drops plans to open new hotels amid scrutiny: report Drama hits Senate Intel panel’s Russia inquiry Schultz won't say if he will sell all Starbucks shares if he becomes president MORE, said Tuesday that it was “disgraceful” for Scarborough to inject politics on the anniversary of the attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people in New York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania.

“Joe you owe an apology to the 3000+ families who lost loved ones on this tragic day,” he tweeted. “Injecting politics today is disgraceful and only shows how irrelevant and deranged you’ve become.”