MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough, a former GOP congressman, blasted Republican leaders on Monday, saying “they are scared to death” to publicly criticize President Trump, but “privately they all trash him.”
Scarborough was responding to a speech from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) at the Faith & Freedom Coalition conference, in which McConnell said the last 16 months were the single best period for conservative values since he came to Washington.
Scarborough pushed back, arguing that the scandal-ridden president is no conservative after signing the “biggest spending bill in the history of America” and a tax law that would massively add to the deficit.
“What also is so maddening is that [Republican leaders] are scared to death to say anything negative about Donald Trump publicly, but privately they all trash him,” Scarborough added. “And Mitch McConnell, like, Mitch McConnell, the audacity to say that in front of this faith and freedom group when Mitch McConnell doesn’t believe that. Nobody on Capitol Hill thinks he believes that.
“Again, the [cowardliness] shown across the hill from Republicans is really pretty staggering.”
The Hill added:
Scarborough has relentless bashed Trump and his administration throughout his presidency. His comments about GOP leadership come the same day he called Trump’s actions at the Group of Seven Summit over the weekend “depressing.”
“I must say that at least for me my worst expectations were actually met this weekend at the G-7 meetings,” said Scarborough. “What’s the impact on America and the world?”