On Wednesday, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough aired a newly uncovered tape of GOP Sen Lindsey Graham slamming Donald Trump as “undesirable” while praising Joe Biden as “the best person to have” as president. The recording prompted the “Morning Joe” host to slam the South Carolina Republican as a “coward” for privately saying the truth about Trump and publicly defending his actions ahead of the January 6 attack on the US Capitol.
In the new audio recording, Graham declared that Americans would rally against Trumpism because “we are better than this.” But Scarborough said Graham had proved over and over that he was not, in fact, better than that.
“This is a funny thing with Trumpers, why do you change?” Scarborough said. “Why do you want — you know, I heard it from Republicans, in general, for years, why have you changed? You know, the party’s gotten crazy as hell, and the party changed, but here you have Liz Cheney. I’m like, Liz — the same, same as it ever was, same as it ever was.”
He then took his aim at House minority leader Kevin McCarthy for exhibiting the same behavior.
“You’ve got Kevin going like this, he’s all over the place — ‘Oh, I love Donald, I hate Donald, this is Donald Trump’s fault!'” Scarborough said, mocking McCarthy’s conflicting positions. “‘Yeah, Liz, let’s figure out how — I’m going to go talk to Donald and tell him to resign to get out.’ You know, and Liz is saying, okay, and Liz stays the same, and these poor, feckless, weak, cowardly guys go down and shine Donald Trump’s shoes. It’s just — it’s unbelievable. Liz hasn’t changed, Lindsey’s changed and Kevin’s changed and the Republican Party has changed since Jan. 6.”
“The one thing that is constant that, Willie, you and I have said, for five, six years now, is Republicans say one thing about Donald Trump on the air, and off the air, even people who have worked with him trash him, they can’t stand him,” Scarborough said.
“And that’s why earlier this morning, we talked about the Ricketts said to hell with Donald Trump, we’re going to run him over politically,” he continued. “The fact that the Ricketts aren’t scared of Donald Trump, and they humiliated Donald Trump in Nebraska sends a message to a lot of other Republicans that you can take this guy on, and you can beat him.”
Watch the segment below from MSNBC: