It's Trump vs. Scarborough: He was once cozy with the billionaire, but now Joe Scarborough is slamming his "scattershot approach" in op-ed

Scarborough said Trump was "once again driving recklessly on the wrong side of the road" after his Indiana victory

By Brendan Gauthier
May 10, 2016 10:41PM (UTC)
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Joe Scarborough, Donald Trump (MSNBC/AP/Jae C. Hong)

The Washington Post on Monday night published an op-ed by "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough titled "The art of the deal that could doom Donald Trump."

Scarborough, a one-time Trump crony, was surprised to find himself the target of one of the presumptive GOP nominee's signature Twitter rants last week.


Scarborough and co-host Mika Brzezinski then addressed a different Trump Twitter war with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren during their Monday show, prompting @realDonaldTrump to tweet:

Scarborough read the tweet on-air and responded that Trump was "still, at a time when he needs to grow and move into the general election … picking petty fights with people he shouldn’t be fighting."

Scarborough expounded on that sentiment in his WaPo Op-Ed, criticizing Trump's "launching scattered skirmishes on Twitter, dredging up sludge from Bill Clinton’s personal past and needlessly provoking the Republican speaker of the House" in the days following his Indiana win.


"If that devil-take-care strategy is carried into the general election against Hillary Clinton, maybe Trump will once again prove the world wrong," he concluded. "But it is far more likely that simply showing up and seeing what develops next will lose him the White House and destroy the Republican Party in the process."

Read the full Op-Ed over at The Washington Post.

Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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