Joe Scarborough and Tim Miller Still Bring Up Trump When Bashing ‘Power-Hungry’ GOP

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Looks like everything is going the exact opposite way the liberal media wants it to; especially with the recent SCOTUS decision overturning Roe v. Wade. So what did the cast of MSNC’s Morning Joe do on Tuesday? Escape the reality of the world and resort back to the January 6 Committee and bash the GOP yet again.

Host Joe Scarborough chatted with Bulwark contributor and author of Why We Did It, Tim Miller, about the GOP hierarchy and its apparent lust for power, or at least the illusion of it.

Scarborough waved his short time in Congress like a badge of honor yet again as he explained how some Republicans said, “‘oh, you’re too radical, Scarborough, you’re too this, too that.’” And he exclaimed how those people are now the “Trumpists.”

He then went on to accuse these Republicans of wanting to take the federal government down all because their “guy didn’t win” and concluded sarcastically: “I guess, what a shock,” saying “it was all about power all along.”

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Miller, a self-proclaimed former Republican agreed with Scarborough adding on: “or it was all about money. And the weird thing is, it’s actually kind of more pathetic than being about power, Joe. It’s about being around power.”

He called them “characters” who were “so addicted to being in the room where it happens.” The “example” he gave was from when he interviewed people such as his former boss for his GOP “burn book” of a tell-all.

“I tell a story about a time– we were in Miami right after it was clear Trump was going to win Florida and I said to him, we were friends, he’s my former boss. I said, ‘Chairman, you’ve got to bail now. You got to let Trump put in one of his own people because he is going to tarnish you forever,’” he instructed.

But his boss at the time, Reince Priebus, told him things such as “‘I promise you, we need to have good people in the room. We need to have somebody around, and if it ever gets out of control, then I will be — then I’ll jump off the ship and raise the flag,’” which he apparently never did.

The left’s mouthpieces always talk about how they want “Trumpist” politicians to move on from Trump’s campaigns and the 2020 election, yet they cannot even do that themselves.

This was apparent when Scarborough compared Trump’s “Muslim ban” to what Hitler did in Nazi Germany. He ranted about those who “did the right thing” by leaving the Republican Party and even gave himself a deserving pat on the back for leaving.

The best part? Joe and friends seemed to have completely forgotten how they treated Trump during his 2016 campaign: They would pal around with Trump, he would call into their show, they would criticize Marco Rubio and call on him to drop out of the race and beg Trump to make him his running mate, and they even hung out at his hotel during New Hampshire’s primary at the time.

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MSNBC’s Morning Joe
June 28, 2022
7:08:10 a.m. Eastern

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Yeah and you know the remarkable thing is you have all of these people who are in the Republican establishment that, when I was in the Republican Party, when I was in Washington, I would look at them as being too establishment. 

TIM MILLER: Right.

SCARBOROUGH: Too much in the Bush camp. Too, too — you name it, too Chamber of Commerce, too– too establishmentarian, and they were these self-dealers. And they always said “oh, you’re too radical, Scarborough, you’re too this, too that.” They’re the Trumpists now. 

I start with Ginny Thomas. I raise you Matt Schlapp. These were the most establishment Republicans there were, working for Dick Armey, working for the Bushes inside the White House. Now all of a sudden ohh– they’re the fire-breathers who are saying “why don’t we just take down the federal government because our guy didn’t win?” I guess, what a shock, it was all about power all along. 

MILLER: [Connection problems] or it was all about money. And the weird thing is, it’s actually kind of more pathetic than being about power, Joe. It’s about being around power. Yeah, you know thes–

SCARBOROUGH: Yeah, exactly.

MILLER: These characters are so addicted to being in the room where it happens so to speak, right, and they become obsessed with that, and that’s how they made all decisions. And so, you know when I went back and interviewed them, it’s– my old boss Reince Priebus, you know I asked him about this. 

I tell a story about a time– we were in Miami right after it was clear Trump was going to win Florida and I said to him, we were friends, he’s my former boss. I said, “Chairman, you’ve got to bail now. You got to let Trump put in one of his own people because he is going to tarnish you forever.”

And he said to me, he said “Tim, I promise you, we need to have good people in the room. We need to have somebody around, and if it ever gets out of control, then I will be — then I’ll jump off the ship and raise the flag.” We know that that didn’t happen, and so Matt Schlapp, we can go on and on giving these examples and they all have different reasons, and that’s what I try to tease out. 

7:11:00 a.m.

SCARBOROUGH:  And let me just say how simple it is, when Donald Trump brings up a Muslim registry in December of 2015, at that point you say “I’m out. I’m out. Oh, wait, they’re doing the same thing that the Nazis were doing—

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: What’s the line?

SCARBOROUGH: in Germany in 1933? Okay, this is a good time to jump out of the plane with my parachute on.” And nobody did–I did. I–I’m sure Tim did. Nobody else did. 

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