Joe Scarborough Slams Republican Convention: ‘It’s a Personality Cult’

Joe Scarborough Slams Republican Convention: ‘It’s a Personality Cult’

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough lambasted the Republican National Convention on Tuesday for deciding not to adopt a platform and wholeheartedly supporting President Donald Trump. The Morning Joe host warned his former party had become a cult.

“Again, it’s a personality cult and what a better way to show the world what the Republican Party has become than to say we’re not adopting a platform,” Scarborough said.

“We’re just gonna support whatever Donald Trump supports. The reason they can’t put down a platform is because all the things that used to be in a Republican platform have to be taken out or a large chunk of it has to be taken out because Donald Trump veers left and right and center.”

“And, you know, are you really going to say you support fiscal responsibility when Donald Trump has driven up the biggest deficits, federal debts, had the biggest budgets in the history of mankind? You can’t do that.”

“The whole reason I went to Congress, for balanced budgets and small government and fiscal responsibility, you can’t put that in a platform because even before the pandemic, Donald Trump’s record on deficits and the federal debt and the size of federal budgets was worse than any president in U.S. history. ”

“And just look, you can look at the Trump administration’s own numbers, go online. Far worse than Barack Obama’s. The worse ever. Are you going to talk about that? Are you going to talk about like free trade? Can’t talk about that.”

“Because, of course, Donald Trump and his government by gesture likes to make a gesture that actually hurts farmers across America. Hurts lobster men and women up in Maine. So you can’t do that. So you just say, we’re just gonna support whatever fearless leader tells us to support. And this is a — this is deeply un-American. That’s not a reach.”

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor