Joe Scarborough regrets hosting Trump so often ahead of 2016 election

Joe Scarborough regrets hosting Trump so often ahead of 2016 election
Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski (Image: MSNBC video screen grab)

[Ed. – He needn’t worry. He more than made up for it by spreading lie after lie about Trump over the next four years.]

Joe Scarborough, the host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, said that he regrets hosting Donald Trump so often ahead of the 2016 election, during an episode The Realignment podcast released on Tuesday.

Trump made frequent appearances on Morning Joe before the election, including an interview two days after announcing his candidacy in June 2015, but the show’s hosts took to attacking the president harshly on an almost daily basis once he won the Republican primary and continued that treatment during his time in office. The abrupt change in tone invited speculation that MSNBC was happy to use Trump for ratings when they didn’t perceive him as a serious political contender.

While Scarborough stressed that he frequently pushed back on Trump in the run-up to the election, the Morning Joe host said he wished the candidate had appeared fewer times on the show.

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