It's no secret that Joe Scarborough isn't a fan of President Donald Trump. The MSNBC host spends a good deal of time going after the president.
Scarborough has said the GOP is a “party without a cause,” and he's called Trump's lawyers both “bumbling” and “stupid.” In addition, just this Thursday, Scarborough compared the president to two of the evilest men who ever lived.
Scarborough said, via The Hill:
"Of all the things — the shocking things the president has said, and he's said so many, channeling Chairman Mao and Joseph Stalin by calling the media 'enemy of the people.'
Saying that First Amendment rights, saying the ability of newspapers to write what they want to write is 'disgusting' and someone should look into it, may be the most frightening of all."
The MSNBC host did something else Thursday, too. He announced he is leaving the Republican party to become an Independent.
The announcement from Scarborough was made on Twitter. And it came with a personal insult for Trump, too.
I became an independent today. Here I am holding a copy of Donald Trump's birth certificate, proving he was born in Nambia. pic.twitter.com/9xZ6eh7Fr2
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) October 12, 2017
But it didn't turn out so well for him.
Trump is your president show him some respect
— Jason Dosier (@IvoryRymes) October 12, 2017
Your personal reasons for being mad at POTUS is getting boring. And totally ruining your career Joe. I do not watch anymore.
— Carol (@un25570121) October 13, 2017
Who you kidding....you've been a democratic for a while....
— Hector Guerreiro (@hpguerreiro) October 12, 2017
You obviously need the MSNBC money pic.twitter.com/KSx5vMN33p
— Ben Gunn (@BenGunn007) October 12, 2017