'Morning Joe's' Scarborough explains move to leave GOP

Kristopher Drake
July 13, 2017

"I said on the air, it's very simple, it's black and white".

MSNBC host and University of Alabama graduate Joe Scarborough says he's no longer a Republican, a move that comes after weeks of sparring with President Donald Trump. "And they're doing the same thing now".

Colbert noted that Scarborough has identified as a Republican and asked what was going on with his party. "They put it out there and then tell people it's much ado about nothing". Scarborough went on to say, the Hollywood Reporter reported.

A follow-up report by the New York Times revealed the president signed off on Trump Jr.'s statement dismissing the meeting as "insignificant", an effort Scarborough described as a White House "coverup".

And when Colbert countered, "But aren't you a Republican?"

This prompted Colbert to interject and ask Scarborough about his own loyalty to the party, to which he hesitated and responded, "Um..."

"President Trump launched personal attacks against us Thursday, but our concerns about his unmoored behavior go far beyond the personal", the couple wrote in the column. "That's not a party that Ronald Regan could associate with, certainly not a party I can associate with", Scarborough said.

"I think it's inexplicable", he said.

Fresh off her spat with President Donald Trump, Mika Brzezinski has landed new a three-book deal with Weinstein Books, which published her 2011 book "Knowing Your Value".

"Nothing. It's always silence".

During the 2016 election cycle, a Vanity Fair profile called Scarborough the most influential Republican in America for being both among the first to predict Trump's political rise and rebuke him.

Brzezinski believes that Trump tweeted the controversial remarks after she poked fun at his fake Time magazine cover that reportedly hangs in one of his country clubs.

Other reports by Ligue1talk

Discuss This Article