Joe Scarborough, MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ co-host, announced Thursday that he has formally left the Republican Party and has registered as an independent in his home state of Connecticut, according to Breitbart.
I became an independent today. Here I am holding a copy of Donald Trump’s birth certificate, proving he was born in Nambia. pic.twitter.com/9xZ6eh7Fr2
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) October 12, 2017
“I became an independent today. Here I am holding a copy of Donald Trump’s birth certificate, proving he was born in Nambia,” Scarborough tweeted, taunting the so-called ‘birthers’ who demanded to see former President Barack Obama’s birth certificate over doubts that he might’ve been born in Kenya.
Scarborough announced in July that he plans to leave the GOP in an appearance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
“[T]his is well before Donald Trump was elected president that my party has betrayed their core values. I remember back in December of 2015, when Donald Trump supported a Muslim ban, I said on the air, it’s very simple. It’s black and white. I said I could never vote for anybody in my party that would say they were going to ban people because of the god they worshiped,” Scarborough said.
He added, “[I]t was disturbing throughout the entire campaign. In February, when he talked about David Duke, and pretended that he didn’t know who David Duke was and didn’t know what the Ku Klux Klan did. You didn’t have Republicans coming out and saying, I can never support Donald Trump because he’s racist. They would have a thousand other excuses why, but, they always overlooked that. Judge Curiel…he attacked him and said he can never be fair because he’s Hispanic. … Time and time and time again, they turned the other way. And they’re doing the same thing now.”
Following President Trump’s victory over Hillary in November last year, Scarborough has been a vocal critic of Mr. Trump and the Republican Party that helped him get elected.
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