Joe Scarborough Finally Comes to Grips with the Horror of Trump's Presidency

Neither "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert nor "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough believe the Trump administration is "sustainable" for much longer.


"I don't know whether it's the emotion or the divisiveness, or just some sort of general vibe in this country. This doesn't feel like it can go on at a fever pitch for a long time," Colbert told Scarborough on Tuesday.

"It just can't," Scarborough agreed.

"There are so many people, Republicans and Democrats alike, people that have voted for him, people who didn't vote for him, that agree this pace just can't be sustained," Scarborough concluded, before explaining that lasting a full term is largely up to Trump.

"Will we just get used to it? Will we build a callous on our soul?" Colbert asked his guest. "Our soul will begin to look like a big toe."

According to Scarborough, we're there already, having "died a million deaths" in the first month alone. And he believes a Republican revolt is looming.

The GOP is "very worried about how erratic he's been. Of course, they'd like to pass tax cuts, they'd like to pass regulatory reform, they'd like to have their own health care reform plan out there, but they're very concerned," Scarborough lamented.

Scarborough himself has only recently come to grips with the horror of Trump's reign.

"I'm dead serious here, it hit me how grave the situation was this past weekend, when the president said what he said about the press this weekend," Scarborough revealed. "Ben Sass, a Republican from Nebraska, who had spoken out against Donald Trump, actually tweeted the First Amendment."

"I was excited. I retweeted it and said, 'Yeah, give it to him.' And I said, wait a second, in 2017, it seems a subversive act to simply tweet the words of the First Amendment," he said. "That tells you, and I'm dead serious, that tells you where we are right now." 

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