Scarborough: Halfway Through Debate, Republicans Who Jumped Ship Saying ‘Oh . . . Shoot’
The headline’s not a typo: avowed Hillary supporter Mika Brzezinski has torn into Republicans who withdrew their support for Donald Trump over his hot mic comments, calling them “pathetic, weak and spineless.”
On today’s Morning Joe, Mika’s point was that for anyone who had bothered to look, there was, long before Friday, tons of negative material out there about Trump. So anyone pretending to be shocked by the most recent disclosure must have been willfully blind. And based on his strong debate performance last night, Mika predicted that they might now “have to come back.” Joe Scarborough graphically made the same point, saying that “halfway through the debate, they [the dump-Trumpers] were looking at their TV saying oh . . . shoot.”
JOE SCARBOROUGH: And all of those people that jumped ship, about halfway through the debate were looking at their TV saying oh . . . shoot.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Something close.
JOE: Because — and again, I know that everybody in the press hates Donald Trump. I’m giving you the reality, if you don’t like it.
MIKA: What he said was horrible.
JOE: Yeah, yeah. He’s horrible, blah, blah, blah. I know, I heard it. I heard it last night. I saw it on Twitter. I understand. You believe he’s an evil man. I’m just giving you the political reality and this is the political reality. That for the Republican base, Donald Trump delivered the attack against the Clinton machine that the Republican base and middle America have been waiting for, for years now. And so good luck being in Pensacola, Florida saying hey, I’m off of Donald Trump or saying in Kansas, oh, I’m not going to be for Donald Trump anymore. Especially when no Republican in America should have been surprised by what they heard on Friday.
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MIKA: If I could finish what I’m saying, because you do need to actually Google him and so do key Republicans who endorsed him and then pulled their endorsements last night like you were so shocked and appalled. This is what put you over the edge? This? You’re pathetic. You’re weak, you’re spineless. And now you you’re going to have to come back, potentially.
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