During Friday’s “Morning Joe” program, host Joe Scarborough criticized his fellow Republicans, who he claims “sold their soul” and destroyed American civic values to follow President Donald Trump.
The MSNBC host played a clip during the show in which White House budget director Mick Mulvaney insisted that the new GOP health care bill would not affect Medicaid. Scarborough pointed out that this was a “certifiable lie.”
“Do not go to Capitol Hill and lie through your teeth every day,” Scarborough said. “That’s all I’ve got to say. It’s so maddening. This is my party. My party is going straight to hell politically, they really are. They’re going straight to hell.”
Scarborough also said he was disgusted by the way Trump treated out NATO allies while in Brussels, which was in contrast to the joy he showed when he visited Saudi Arabia or met with Russian Officials.
“They have embraced the coarsening of culture where the truth means absolutely nothing, conservative values mean absolutely nothing,” Scarborough said. “Our traditional allies that have stood by us shoulder to shoulder bleeding and dying, scaling the cliffs of Normandy to free a continent, that means nothing to these people. They will embrace Vladimir Putin and Russia if Donald Trump does.
Scarborough has known Trump for many years and frequently reminds viewers that the president identified as a Democrat until President Barack Obama took office.
“I know Democrats don’t like me saying this, but this guy was a Democrat his entire life until we discovered birtherism in 2011,” Scarborough said. “He gave money to Chuck Schumer in 2010. Why do you sell your soul, and not just your political soul, you are selling your soul if you just keep lying about things that you know are not true?”