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‘Morning Joe’ hosts spar over Donald Trump

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“Morning Joe” co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough sparred early Wednesday, even though they were trying to make the same point about Donald Trump.

{mosads}Brzezinski was commenting on Paul Ryan’s refusal to disavow the Republican presidential nominee after his latest round of controversial comments, saying the Speaker should go home and spend time with his family and get “grounded.” 

But Scarborough interrupted her, saying her words would mean nothing to Republicans. 

“Let me say this, because it means nothing coming from you. You’re a Democrat,” he said.

“It means nothing coming from a Democrat to these Republicans,” Scarborough said. “Let me say this to my Republican Party: You are letting Donald Trump destroy the party. And you’ve done it from the beginning. We’ve said from the very beginning when he started blowing himself up. When Paul Ryan endorsed him, that it’s only going to get worse. And it just keeps getting worse, doesn’t it?”

The former congressman said he agreed with Brzezinski’s point, but he didn’t want it to be dismissed by Republicans watching the show. 

But Brzezinski said her comments weren’t coming from a place of partisanship. 

“It’s not as if I’m saying what I’m saying for partisan reasons. I’m actually frightened right now, and I can’t believe that there are leaders that are allowing this.”

“When I say go home and spend time with your family, I mean look at your children in the eyes and look at your wife in the eyes and really ask if you are doing the right thing, because you are doing the wrong thing by supporting this candidate,” she said.

“You are doing the wrong thing 10 times over. You’re hurting this country for your political benefit and you’re making the wrong play, even in terms of your political benefit. I’m sorry that I’m a Democrat and it means nothing coming from me, but I’m telling you, that’s how this story ends and someone’s going to get hurt.”

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