Joe Scarborough and Donald Trump are at the point of no return. It seems just like yesterday the co-hosts of Morning Joe – Mika Brzezinski and Mr. Scarborough – were sitting in Trump’s hotel room calling him their friend and picking out easy questions for him to answer.
Things have drastically changed since Mr. Trump decided to insult a judge of Mexican heritage, fight with a Gold Star family, and ask Second Amendment people to stop Hillary Clinton.
Almost every morning since the Republican convention, Scarborough, the first Republican Congressman from the 1st district of Florida, has been going on rants where he calls for all members of his party to dump Trump and find a suitable substitute. Tuesday morning, he said:
“Let me say this to my Republican Party.You are letting Donald Trump destroy the party. And you’ve done it from the beginning. We’ve said from the very beginning when he started blowing himself up. When Paul Ryan endorsed him, that it’s only going to get worse. And it just keeps getting worse, doesn’t it?”
On Wednesday, Scarborough published a piece entitled “Dump Trump” where he asked the GOP to get rid of Trump in a louder and clearer way than ever before. He wrote:
“The Muslim ban, the David Duke denial, the “Mexican” judge flap, the draft dodger denigrating John McCain’s military service, the son of privilege attacking an immigrant Gold Star mother and the constant revisionism and lying about past political positions taken are but a few of the lowlights that have punctuated Donald Trump’s chaotic chase for the presidency.
Any one of these offenses would have disqualified any other candidate for president. But the Republican nominee remained competitive against a historically weak Democratic nominee on the promise of bringing radical change and dramatic disruption to Washington.
That appears to be changing. Post-convention polls show Trump falling behind by double digits both nationally and in must-win swing states like Pennsylvania, New Hampshire and Virginia.”
“And the political ride will only get rockier for Trump in the coming days after he suggested that one way to keep a conservative Supreme Court after Hillary Clinton got elected would be to assassinate her or federal judges. Trump and his supporters have been scrambling wildly all day to explain away the inexplicable, but they can stop wasting their time. The GOP nominee was clearly suggesting that some of the “Second Amendment people” among his supporters could kill his Democratic opponent were she to be elected.”
Trump replied by saying:
“Nobody is watching @Morning_Joe anymore. Gone off the deep end – bad ratings. You won’t believe what I am watching now!”
The billionaire added:
“Morning Joe‘s weakness is its low ratings. I don’t watch anymore but I heard he went wild against Rudy Giuliani and #2A – sad & irrelevant!”
Scarborough has not said if he will vote for Clinton.