‘These people have … adopted overnight, actually, extraordinarily liberal views…’
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) MSNBC host Joe Scarborough claimed the Republican Party has shifted its values for President Donald Trump and his administration, and that GOP lawmakers have “beclowned” themselves by supporting him.
Scarborough no longer identifies as a Republican, though he represented the GOP in Congress in the 1990s. He said his values haven’t changed even though his party has.
“I’m so amused when people come up to me and say you used to be a Republican and I used to support your views,” Scarborough said on Monday. “Well, my views haven’t changed.”
Trump has “completely trashed” traditional GOP views on federal spending, unions, immigration policy and more, Scarborough said.
“These people have beclowned themselves because they adopted overnight—actually, extraordinarily liberal views, overnight,” he said.
“Republicans and conservatives believed in these things our entire life: a balanced budget, free trade, Ronald Reagan’s belief of a nation of immigrants,” he continued.
“Donald Trump has completely trashed that, and these mindless sycophants—not just in Congress, but some people come up to me and are like, ‘Why aren’t you a Republican anymore?’ They’ve all had brain transplants and they’re thinking like liberals. It’s crazy!”
Scarborough frequently attacks Trump, claiming he “takes no pleasure” in his assessment of the embattled White House.
“I don’t judge the president by my standards. You don’t have to judge him by your standards,” he said last year.
“[Trump’s] skills are objectively declining on a daily basis,” Scarborough continued, blaming the GOP for “treating this man like he was an emperor wearing the finest clothes ever made when, in fact, effectively, Donald Trump is on track to be the worst president in modern times, and perhaps ever, pushing even James Buchanan off that dubious perch.”
Scarborough encouraged Republicans to consider abandoning the GOP, claiming that the “days of hoping” Trump can “somehow do better are long gone.”