Joe Scarborough to cut ties with Republican party

When Colbert wanted to know whether he was still a Republican, Scarborough agreed, but with a caveat of sorts.
By Jeremy Morrow | Jul 15, 2017
Joe Scarborough, co-host of MSNBC's 'Morning Joe,' is leaving the Republican party to become an Independent, he told Stephen Colbert during an appearance Tuesday with his co-host and fiancee Mika Brzezinski on 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.'

Scarborough, who used to be a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives, described his disappointment with President Trump's apparent racism turning a blind eye to the Ku Klux Klan and his attempt to ban Muslims from entering the country, for example.

Then he attacked the GOP for its inaction.

"It's actually disgusting," said Scarborough, as reported by The Los Angeles Times. "You have to ask yourself: What exactly is the Republican Party willing to do? How far are they willing to go? How much of this country and its values are they willing to sell out?"

When Colbert wanted to know whether he was still a Republican, Scarborough agreed, but with a caveat of sorts.

"I am a Republican, but I'm not going to be a Republican anymore. I've gotta become an Independent," he said.

Although Scarborough and Brzezinski once were friendly with Trump, the president recently attacked them in a series of tweets in which he called Brzezinski "low I.Q. crazy" and Scarborough a "psycho."

Scarborough told Colbert he thought Trump had changed since his days on 'The Apprentice.'

"He at least had more of a concept of what he was doing, the game he was playing," he said, with Brzezinski adding, "He's in way over his head now."

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