WATCH: Trump Sends ‘Morning Joe’ Into A Tailspin With Hilarious ‘Fort Al Sharpton’ Remark


On Monday’s episode of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” host Joe Scarborough could not hide his frustration following former President Donald Trump’s cheeky remark at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference this weekend. In a classic Trump style, he revived his 2020 suggestion to rename a military base after civil rights activist Al Sharpton, which he sarcastically dubbed “Fort Al Sharpton.” The joke was originally made amidst discussions about renaming bases honoring Confederate figures.

During his address on Saturday at the conference in Washington, D.C., Trump didn’t shy away from poking fun at the ongoing efforts to rename these military bases, questioning the logic behind removing names of Confederate generals. “We saved the world from those forts and now they decide to take the names off,” Trump said.

He sarcastically added, “When you see ultimately what happens with those names, I call it a transition, like transitioning. They have a transition name before they name it. The Reverend Al Sharpton Fort. Fort Al Sharpton.”

In a rebuttal to Trump’s comments, Scarborough criticized the former president for his affinity for what he termed “losers,” referencing Trump’s series of electoral setbacks. “I know you like losers; you like losing—you’ve lost seven years in a row,” Scarborough ranted. He continued, expressing his disapproval of honoring Confederate figures, “Southerners like myself, we don’t really like naming forts after losers; that’s not transitioning—that’s like we want to name forts after American patriots who win wars, Donald.”


“Maybe you should see the beginning of Patton where George C. Scott stands in front of an American flag and says Americans don’t want some loser who tried to overthrow the federal government so slavery could continue another hundred years or so. We like winners,” Scarborough finished.

Fort Bragg, located in North Carolina, is not only one of the most significant military installations in the United States but also a central point in the ongoing debate about the legacy of the Confederacy in American public spaces. Named after General Braxton Bragg, a figure from the Civil War, the base’s designation has attracted backlash due to Bragg’s stature.

General Braxton Bragg served as a senior officer in the Confederate Army and is known for commanding forces at several major battles, such as the Battle of Shiloh and the Battle of Chickamauga. The discussion around Fort Bragg’s name has been emblematic of a broader national conversation about the appropriateness of honoring Confederate figures through public monuments and place names. The U.S. military has begun to reevaluate them. In recent years particularly in the wake of protests, there has been increased pressure on institutions to remove Confederate symbols and names from public and military installations.

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