On today’s Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough said that presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway is “so stupid” that it “makes my teeth hurt.” Scarborough, presumably seeking to cover his tracks, then revised his remark to say “not her, but the words that come out of her mouth,” a distinction with no real difference.

Conway had noted the donations to Democrats including Hillary Clinton made by Robert Mueller and several lawyers he has appointed to his investigative team.

Scarborough’s point was that those donations don’t equal the donations made to Dems by President Trump himself and by his former communications director Anthony Scaramucci.

But there is a huge difference that Scarborough ignores. Donald Trump is not prosecuting Robert Mueller or his team. That team has an obligation, as prosecutors, to avoid both actual and perceived conflicts and bias.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Kellyanne Conway again just doing the inexplicable, saying the inexplicable, saying things, Kasie Hunt, that make my teeth hurt when she is so stupid that they make my teeth hurt, not her, but the words that come out of her mouth when she’s spinning, talking about how Bob Mueller has given to Democrats.

Take all of Bob Mueller’s entire team, and they haven’t given as much money to Democrats as Donald Trump and his former communications director Anthony Scaramucci, who he hired while making the complaints. They’ve supported Obama. They’ve supported Clinton. They’ve supported Schumer. They’ve supported the DNC, paid hundreds of thousands of dollars. Bob Mueller hasn’t paid that much. So that makes no sense.

Note: It’s not surprising that Scarborough would criticize Conway in such insulting terms. Back in February, Mika Brzezinski issued a fatwa barring Kellyanne from the show. If Morning Joe is going to attack Conway so harshly, wouldn’t it be fair to invite her on the show to respond and defend herself?