'Morning Joe' co-host Joe Scarborough quitting Republican Party

You can't play with the big boys and then pull the victim card

You can't play with the big boys and then pull the victim card

Mika Brzezinski, the co-host of the MSNBC news show "Morning Joe" and a recent target of President Trump's ire, has signed a three-book deal with Weinstein Books.

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

"It was well beforeDonald Trump was elected president that my party betrayed their core values", he said, referencing when Trump supported a Muslim travel ban in December 2015.

Scarborough won't be able to say things like that anymore.

Colbert noted that Scarborough has identified as a Republican and asked what was going on with his party. How far are they willing to go? "They, like a lot of conservative writers (Tuesday), woke up to the fact that this is not much ado about something, that there's something big here".

The deal comes after Brzezinski was attacked by President Trump on Twitter, who blasted her as "low IQ Crazy Mika" and claimed she "was bleeding badly from a face-lift" when she and Scarborough came to Mar-a-Lago - the president's private club in Palm Beach, Fla. - late a year ago.

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"I am a Republican, but I'm not going to be a Republican anymore", Scarborough said to loud applause from the audience.

Mr Scarborough and Ms Brzezinski used to be friends with Mr Trump, who regularly called their programme during the early days of his candidacy.

And when Colbert countered, "But aren't you a Republican?" Colbert asked her about the now infamous crude tweets Trump posted about Brzezinski's appearance. "Crazy Mika." Trump also claimed that Brzezinski "was bleeding badly from a facelift" when she visited Mar-a-Lago previous year.

He's been hosting the "Morning Joe" since the show's debut in 2007. Hannity has been trying to destroy that premise by arguing that Scarborough is really just another liberal on MSNBC and that Republicans should not think of him as one of their own.

"Mika, you're a Democrat", he said. Seems so, judging from Joe's baleful proclamation on today's Morning Joe. A significant number of Republican Congressional leaders feel he should stop these inflammatory tweets. The two have been critics of President Trump for the entirety of his presidency and throughout most of the 2016 election, with Scarborough saying that the GOP should drop Trump as their nominee. "And not necessarily supporters, but at least believers", Trump told the duo.

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