latest on decider

'Outlander' Season 3 at San Diego Comic-Con 2017: Long Journeys and New Destinations
'Outlander' Season 3 at San Diego Comic-Con 2017: Long Journeys and New...
10 of Hank's Hottest Hookups in 'Californication'
10 of Hank's Hottest Hookups in 'Californication'
No Male TV Character Has Ever Had More Sex Than David Duchovny on ‘Californication’
No Male TV Character Has Ever Had More Sex Than David Duchovny on...
What's Streaming On Netflix Tonight: 'Ozark' + More
What's Streaming On Netflix Tonight: 'Ozark' + More
Tiffany Haddish Is Your Breakout Comedy Star of the Summer
Tiffany Haddish Is Your Breakout Comedy Star of the Summer
Tim Curry's Delirious 'Worst Witch' Number Is A Must Watch Before Netflix's Reboot
Tim Curry's Delirious 'Worst Witch' Number Is A Must Watch Before...
Here's Why The 'Wild Horses' Scene From Netflix's 'Friends From College' Seems So Familiar
Here's Why The 'Wild Horses' Scene From Netflix's 'Friends From College'...
In Apparent Violation Of Net Neutrality, Verizon Admits To Capping Netflix Streaming Speeds
In Apparent Violation Of Net Neutrality, Verizon Admits To Capping Netflix...
'Whoop Dreams' Explores The Juggalo Lifestyle And Reveals America’s Class Divide
'Whoop Dreams' Explores The Juggalo Lifestyle And Reveals America’s...
Warner Bros. Thinks Ben Affleck Is Too Old, Out Of Shape To Play ‘Batman’
Warner Bros. Thinks Ben Affleck Is Too Old, Out Of Shape To Play...
Hulu’s New User Interface & Live TV Service Are Coming To Amazon Fire TV
Hulu’s New User Interface & Live TV Service Are Coming To Amazon...
Will There Be Another 'X-Men' Movie?
Will There Be Another 'X-Men' Movie?

Joe Scarborough Says ‘Hopelessly Ill-Informed’ Donald Trump Is Killing The Republican Party

Republicans they are following President Donald Trump “over an ideological cliff,” Morning Joe’s Joe Scarborough began this week, expanding on his previous week’s Late Show announcement he is parting company with the GOP.

The GOP has “devolved into a party without a cause, dominated by a leader hopelessly ill-informed about the basics of conservatism, U.S. history and the Constitution,” Scarborough began Sunday, in an op-ed for Washington Post. Abraham Lincoln’s “once-proud party” has elected to the White House a man who gained his political foothold by becoming the leader of a racist movement against President Barack Obama, Scarborough scoffed.

Trump is failing Lincoln’s test, the country’s 16th POTUS having famously said, “Nearly all men can stand adversity. But if you want to test a man’s character, give him power,” Scarborough wrote.

Republicans have stood by while Trump “questioned America’s constitutional system of checks and balances” and “echoed Stalin and Mao by calling free press ‘the enemy of the people,’” he continued.

Game of Thrones

Pop-Up Newsletter

Stay up to date with news, recaps, theories & more with our weekly, season-long email.

By clicking above you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Don't miss our other great newsletters:

Photo: CBS

“This party would be unrecognizable to William Buckley or Ronald Reagan,” Scarborough marveled Monday on his MSNBC program. Those two men espoused a smaller and more responsible government and a “rational foreign policy.” Even before Trump, George W. Bush promised to be a smaller-government conservative and talked about a restrained foreign policy. Instead, “we actually get record setting deficits and record setting debts and a foreign policy so utopian it would make Woodrow Wilson blush,” Scarborough noted.

Now look at Donald Trump and the budgets he has proposed, taking a $20T to a $30T national debt. “There is nothing conservative about Donald Trump. He’s been a Democrat for most of his life. He discovered birtherism in 2011 and Republicans are literally following him over an ideological cliff. Why isn’t there more resistance?”

Where to stream Morning Joe

Decider

Get the Newsletter.

Sign up for news, stories, offers, and more, all from Decider's Webby Award-nominated newsletter.

By clicking above you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

X