Joe Scarborough: Evangelicals ‘Are Forced to Face the Fact’ of Trump’s Failure with the Supreme Court

Joe Scarborough: Evangelicals ‘Are Forced to Face the Fact’ of Trump’s Failure with the Supreme Court

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough suggested on Friday that Evangelical and socially conservative voters are now having to face the reality that their reasons for voting for Donald Trump may no longer be valid. The Morning Joe host argued that a recently Supreme Court ruling on LGBT rights undermined their main reason for supporting the President.

“You look at his main justification for getting elected to Evangelicals and the conservatives, it’s the Supreme Court,” Scarborough said.

“It’s all I hear from my friends and my family members that still support Donald Trump, yes, we don’t like him but the court” he said. “Yes, he’s a bad human being but the court. Yes, we’d never invite him to our house for dinner, he’s so disgusting he’s a bad example for our children. But the court.”

“And now this week, as we come to the end of the week, these same people are forced to face the fact that Donald Trump’s first pick for the United States Supreme Court did more to advance the rights of — of a community that evangelicals have been pushing against for decades. This has been a remarkable week.”

Justice Neil Gorsuch sided with the majority in deciding that LGBT people enjoy protections under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. The Trump-appointed justice even wrote the majority opinion, much to the gall of conservatives, who’ve campaigned against these protections and for Gorsuch’s confirmation.

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor