Scarborough: I’m not voting for Trump
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Joe ScarboroughCharles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughScarborough says he's considering legal action against Trump over conspiracy tweets Sacking the Capitol proves free speech is in trouble Scarborough calls for arrest of Trump, Giuliani and Trump Jr. for insurrection against US MORE, host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," says he's not voting for Donald TrumpDonald TrumpGiuliani used provisional ballot to vote in 2020 election, same method he disparaged in fighting to overturn results Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Fox News' DC managing editor Bill Sammon to retire MORE.

“Anybody who thinks I’m going to vote for Donald Trump in the Republican primary in my home state doesn’t know me very well,” the former GOP House member from Florida said, according to The Daily Beast.


Scarborough said that while he and co-host Mika Brzezinski have had friendly on-air chats with Trump, that doesn't mean they support him.

“I am transparent about my conversations with Donald Trump,” said Scarborough.

“We know Donald just like we know Lloyd Blankfein [CEO and chairman of Goldman Sachs] and Jamie Dimon [CEO, president and chairman of JPMorgan Chase] and about a thousand other influential people in New York City," he said.

“But do we have a special relationship with Donald Trump?” Scarborough continued. "No. I have spent more time, one on one, talking with [President] Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaBiden faces monumental task healing divided country Garth Brooks to play at Biden swearing-in ceremony Obama honors MLK Day: 'He never gave in to violence, never waved a traitorous flag' MORE in the Oval Office. I’ve had longer conversations with the president than I’ve ever had with Donald Trump.”

“I do think that these attacks are unfair,” added Brzezinski about criticism that they are too warm to Trump.

"I have never seen any relationship that he has with any politician on the left or the right get in the way of him being able to offer accurate predictions, ever,” she said of Scarborough.

"Morning Joe" is moderating a town hall Wednesday night featuring Trump, a move that has raised eyebrows.

The event will air at the same time that rival network CNN hosts a town hall with several of Trump's GOP rivals, including retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson and Sens. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioFlorida Republicans close ranks with Trump after Capitol siege Confirmation hearing for Biden's DNI pick postponed McConnell about to school Trump on political power for the last time MORE (R-Fla.) and Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzTrump allies, Washington insiders helped plan rallies before Capitol breach: reports What Martin Luther King, at 39, taught me at 35 GOP senators wrestle with purging Trump from party MORE (R-Texas).