In a lengthy, heartfelt statement, Joe Scarborough says he was wrong, and Liberals were right about the Republican Party.
Joe Scarborough exposes the Republican Party
Joe Scarborough was brutally honest this morning. He threw both his former party and Evangelicals under the bus.
Scarborough first described his staunch defense of conservatism and the Republican Party.
“Over the past six years, the two things that have disturbed me the most have been the Right’s positions on race and my own churches, the evangelical churches’ posture towards Trumpism, and some of the things we’ve seen,” Scarborough said. “I spent my entire life going on shows, going on Politically Incorrect at the time, going on HARDBALL, talking about how what Kevin Phillips and other people in the media were saying about the Republican Party and race were a lie, that the Southern strategy was an oversimplification, that my family, we were conservatives. And I explained why we were conservatives, why people in my community were conservatives.”
Scarborough then started with his mea culpa.
“I was proven wrong,” Joe Scarborough said. “I was shocked by what I saw over the past five, six years. Donald Trump in the Muslim registry, Donald Trump saying Hispanics are breeders. I could go down the list talking about the others, telling people to go home, members of Congress, black members of Congress. How could it be that people like David French and myself and other Republicans grew up saying everything that liberals said about our party was wrong when Donald Trump actually seemed to validate much of what they were accusing us of?”
And there it is. That was a tacit confession that Donald Trump did not make the party what it had become. The party created Donald Trump. They needed someone who could carry out their plan without shame while transferring that shamelessness and lack of empathy to a sect in this country that was made to fear their shadow.