Joe Scarborough: GOP Is A \'party Without A Cause\'

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough has penned an op-ed in the Washington Post detailing his recent decision to leave the Republican Party, writing, “It is a dying party that I can no longer defend.”

The former Republican congressman recently announced on the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” that he would become an Independent.

“I did not leave the Republican Party. The Republican Party left its senses,” Scarborough wrote in an essay titled “Trump Is Killing the Republican Party.” The political movement that once stood athwart history resisting bloated government and military adventurism has been reduced to an amalgam of talk-radio resentments.”

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Scarborough, who once defended Donald Trump and appeared friendly with him during the Republican primaries, has attacked the president on a regular basis since Election Day.

And the president has responded on social media with increasingly provocative dismissals of Scarborough of his MSNBC co-host and fiancee, Mika Brzezinski.

“President Trump’s Republicans have devolved into a party without a cause, dominated by a leader hopelessly ill-informed about the basics of conservatism, U.S. history and the Constitution,” Scarborough wrote.

He continued: “It would take far more than a single column to detail Trump’s failures in the months following his bleak inaugural address. But the Republican leaders who have subjugated themselves to the White House’s corrupting influence fell short of Lincoln’s standard long before their favorite reality-TV star brought his gaudy circus act to Washington.”

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The “Morning Joe” star said the GOP  “is a dying party” that he will “no longer defend.”

Scarborough’s column concluded: “Political historians will one day view Donald Trump as a historical anomaly. But the wreckage visited of this man will break the Republican Party into pieces — and lead to the election of independent thinkers no longer tethered to the tired dogmas of the polarized past. When that day mercifully arrives, the two-party duopoly that has strangled American politics for almost two centuries will finally come to an end. And Washington just may begin to work again.”

16 'Morning Joe' Trump Insults That Got Personal, From 'Schmuck' to 'Jackass' (Photos)

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    President Trump recently received a ton of criticism for sending out a pair of tweets about MSNBC's "Morning Joe" hosts “Psycho” Joe Scarborough and “low I.Q. Crazy” Mika Brzezinski.

    “She was bleeding badly from a face-lift,” he wrote of an encounter with Brzezinski he claims he had in Florida weeks before his inauguration.

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    While nothing can justify the president mocking a woman's appearance, the "Morning Joe" duo have been attacking Trump for months. 

    Check out 16 recent times the MSNBC stars said something that Trump could have taken personally. 

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    They compared him to Kim Jong-un

    “This is unprecedented, to have a president who behaves this way,” Brzezinski said on June 23. “It does feel like a developing dictatorship." 

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    Brzezinski said Trump’s likes make her "uncomfortable"

    “It’s so uncomfortable to see a president… lies, after lies, after lies from the president of the Unites States,” Brzezinski said on June 22. 

    Also Read: ‘Morning Joe': Mika Brzezinski Says Trump’s Lies Make Her ‘Uncomfortable’ (Video)

  • Guest Donny Deutsch unloaded on Trump's appearance 

    Deutsch defended Brzezinski on June 30 following Donald Trump’s attacks on her, calling the president “physically disgusting to look at.”

    Deutsch continued: “Enough is enough with this disgusting vulgar man and to talk about women that way, and the irony is you physically look like you do, beyond the stupidity of it. You are a pig."

    Also Read: ‘Morning Joe’ Guest Donny Deutsch Unloads on Trump: ‘He’s Physically Disgusting to Look At’ (Video)

  • Morning Joe Mika Brzezinski

    Brzezinski said what Bill Clinton was to sex, Trump is to "decency"

    "What Bill Clinton did to the issue of sex to an entire generation, I believe this president is doing on issues of decency, on issues of conspiracy theories, on issues of fake news," Brzezinski said in June 15. "I think it's that simple and we're desensitized if we even argue it."

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  • Jared Kushner

    They claim the administration lacks "real men"

    "If the president seems delusional about his accomplishments, you can point no further than that room," Brzezinski said in June 14. "There are no real men in the inner circle of the White House... none at all."

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    Scarborough slammed Trump’s cabinet meeting 

    After Trump staffers praised the president during a cabinet meeting, Scarborough said on June 13 it “was the most sick, shameful, pathetic, un-American, autocratic display.”

    He continued: “I will tell you if I were ever in meeting and people did that to me, I would say shut up and I would fire you.”

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    Brzezinski challenged Trump's mental health

    Brzezinski called President Trump a “narcissist” and said it’s possible that he’s “mentally ill in a way” on June 8. 

    She continued: “I said it months ago… he’s not well. At the very least he’s not well and he’s so narcissistic that he does not believe the rules apply to him."

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  • Scarborough called Trump a “schmuck”

    “Donald Trump, again, being a schmuck, thinking he can buy people’s integrity by inviting them over to the White House and wowing them,” Scarborough said on June 7 when discussing a dinner party at the White House. “That’s how he thinks. I know that first hand.”

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    Scarborough said Trump “is not a sane, rational human being”

    “If any CEO, in a Fortune 500 company, was behaving this way, he or she would be removed immediately… they would take him out, he would have psychiatric evaluation and he would no longer be the CEO,” Scarborough said on June 6.

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    Scarborough refers to "President Bannon"

    Scarborough blasted “President Bannon” on June 2 for the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Accord on climate change — using the trolling phrase seven times in half a minute.

    “Time magazine was right: Steve Bannon is the president of the United States,” the MSNBC host said, before launching into a 30-second monologue referencing “President Bannon” repeatedly.

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  • Morning Joe

    They compared Trump to a “kid pooping his pants”

    The morning show played audio of Press Secretary Sean Spicer telling reporters during an off-camera gaggle that Trump’s “covfefe” tweet wasn’t a typo and Americans shouldn’t be concerned. 

    Brzezinski set up her fiancé, “You said… it’s like a kid pooping their pants and then saying, ‘I meant to do that.”

    “Well yes. It would be like somebody pooping their pants and then people looking at it and saying ‘oh that’s modern art don’t you understand,'” Scarborough said on June 1.

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  • President Trump

    They called the president a “jackass”

    Scarborough ripped Donald Trump on May 23, calling the president a “jackass” for continued attempts to squash the Russian investigation.

    The panel even compared Trump to Lloyd Christmas, who was Jim Carey’s character in the film “Dumb and Dumber.”

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    Scarborough called Trump a “bumbling dope”

    Scarborough called Trump a “bumbling dope” on May 11 because of the way a meeting with Russia’s Foreign Minister was handled.

    “Looking at the front pages of the newspapers here… The Wall Street Journal also, you look, of course, at pictures. The shameful picture where the United States press corps was kept out but the Russians were allowed in,” Scarborough said while holding up the paper.

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    They compared Trump to someone with dementia

    Scarborough ripped Donald Trump on May 2, saying the president’s comments about Andrew Jackson and the Civil War sound like someone with dementia.

    “My mother’s has had dementia for 10 years,” Scarborough said. “That sounds like the sort of thing my mother would say today.”

    Also Read: ‘Morning Joe’ Compares Trump to Someone With Dementia (Video)

  • Morning Joe

    They think the president watches too much TV

    “He’s president of the United States and all he does is watch TV… and comment on it,” Scarborough said on April 3.

    “This is very small behavior that is so unbecoming,” Brzezinski added. “He’s like a little kid.”

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    They called Trump “stupid”

    Scarborough slammed Trump on March 31, saying that Russians are lucky that POTUS is “stupid enough” to pick up their fake news.

    “We’re obsessed on how the Russians have hacked, how the Russians have tried to impact this, how the Russians have tried to impact the White House,” Scarborough said. “We’re really just playing into their hands.”

    Also Read: ‘Morning Joe’ Says Russia Got Lucky With a President ‘Stupid Enough’ to Believe Fake News (Video)

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MSNBC stars Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski attack the president on a daily basis

President Trump recently received a ton of criticism for sending out a pair of tweets about MSNBC's "Morning Joe" hosts “Psycho” Joe Scarborough and “low I.Q. Crazy” Mika Brzezinski.

“She was bleeding badly from a face-lift,” he wrote of an encounter with Brzezinski he claims he had in Florida weeks before his inauguration.

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