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Scarborough: 'Hopelessly Ill-Informed' Trump Will Break GOP Into Pieces

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By    |   Monday, 17 Jul 2017 08:52 AM

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough blasted Donald Trump, calling the president "hopelessly ill-informed" and labeling him a reality star who "brought his gaudy circus act to Washington."

"President Trump's Republicans have 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," said Scarborough, a former GOP congressman, who recently announced he was leaving the Republican Party, wrote in a column for The Washington Post. 

"I did not leave the Republican Party," he noted. "The Republican Party left its senses.

"America's first Republican president reportedly said, 'Nearly all men can stand adversity. But if you want to test a man's character, give him power.'

"The current Republican president and the party he controls were granted monopoly power over Washington in November and already find themselves spectacularly failing Abraham Lincoln's character exam."

And Scarborough said Republican leaders in Washington should also shoulder some of the blame.

"It would take far more than a single column to detail Trump's failures in the months following his bleak inaugural address," he said. "But the Republican leaders who have subjugated themselves to the White House's corrupting influence fell short of Lincoln's standard long before their favorite reality-TV star brought his gaudy circus act to Washington."

However, he saved his harshest words for Trump.

"Trump's party was given a second chance this year, but it has spent almost every day since then making the majority of Americans regret it," said the co-host of "Morning Joe."

"The GOP president questioned America's constitutional system of checks and balances. Republican leaders said nothing. He echoed Stalin and Mao by calling the free press "the enemy of the people." Republican leaders were silent.

He called the GOP a "dying party" and said he is unable to continue to support it.

"Last week's Russia revelations show just how shamelessly Republican lawmakers will stand by a longtime Democrat who switched parties after the promotion of a racist theory about Barack Obama gave him standing in Lincoln's once-proud party. Neither Lincoln, William Buckley nor Ronald Reagan would recognize this movement."

He predicted Trump will "break the Republican Party into pieces — and lead to the election of independent thinkers no longer tethered to the tired dogmas of the polarized past."

And he added: "Washington just may begin to work again."

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