In a Tuesday appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and former Florida Republican Rep. Joe Scarborough announced that he is leaving the Republican Party and relinquishing his GOP brand because of President Donald Trump.
Scarborough claimed that he will become an Independent, and said, “You have to ask yourself, what, in fact, is the Republican Party willing to do? How far are they willing to go? How much of this country and their values are they willing to sell out?”
Scarborough and his co-host/fiancée Mika Brzezinski have been outspoken critics of Trump, mocking him during their broadcasts, attacking his family, and calling him corrupt, a thug, crazy and “the greatest liar that’s ever sat in the White House.”
The president has responded to the criticism via social media, calling Scarborough “psycho Joe” and claiming that Mika had plastic surgery on her face. The publicity appears to have benefited “Morning Joe” which is seeing a surge in ratings.
Scarborough and Brzezinski produced a video for Colbert in which they inducted themselves into the “Trump Attacked Me on Twitter” hall of fame. The video featured the two presenting each other with certificates while deriding Trump.
Introducing your inaugural ‘Trump Attacked Me On Twitter’ Hall Of Fame inductees:
Mika “Dumb As A Rock” Brzezinski
“Psycho” Joe Scarborough pic.twitter.com/T54mvRBMyx
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) July 12, 2017
Scarborough’s appearance on “The Late Show” is the latest of his efforts to expand his brand following his conflict with Trump. Along with his band called “Mystified,” Scarborough has also released a music video that was critical of Trump. Reactions to the production were mixed, with some labeling it as “legendary,” while others called it embarrassing and “cringe-worthy.”
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