If you were a Republican, would you turn to Morning Joe for the inside skinny about what’s going on in the ongoing struggle for a new House Speaker? Would Joe Scarborough be your guide to how 200-plus elected Republicans think right now?
On today’s Morning Joe, Scarborough claimed:
“You talk to 98% of the members in the House and the Senate who are Republicans, and they privately hate Trump, hate him! Always have. They get in front of a camera, and they just, they sell their political soul to him.”
Does anyone believe Scarborough is trusted by “98 percent of Republicans” with their inner thoughts?
Scarborough made his statement in the context of analogizing Republican feelings about Trump to those of House Republicans’ views on Jim Jordan. He noted that whereas the great majority of Members publicly supported Jim Jordan’s candidacy, when they voted behind closed doors, “they couldn’t get away from him fast enough.”
MSNBC contributor and Washington Post correspondent Jacqueline Alemany reported that the prevailing view is th …