Scarborough: GOP being hypocritical in Corker reaction

Scarborough: GOP being hypocritical in Corker reaction
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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough early Tuesday said that members of the Republican Party have been hypocritical in their comments about the feud between President Trump and Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerTrump announces, endorses ambassador to Japan's Tennessee Senate bid Meet the key Senate player in GOP fight over Saudi Arabia Trump says he's 'very happy' some GOP senators have 'gone on to greener pastures' MORE (R-Tenn.).

“When the cameras are not on, when they can just talk to you and other reporters on the Hill and not be quoted, they sound exactly like Bob Corker does when the cameras are on,” Scarborough told USA Today’s Heidi Przybyla, referring to Republican lawmakers.

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“The level of hypocrisy in these statements that we just read really is mind-boggling,” he added after reading statements from GOP Sens. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioAna Navarro lashes out at Rubio for calling outrage over Trump's 'go back' tweet 'self righteous' US-Saudi Arabia policy needs a dose of 'realpolitik' Media cried wolf: Calling every Republican a racist lost its bite MORE (Fla.) and Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanFighting the opioid epidemic: Congress can't just pass laws, but must also push to enforce them The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - House to vote to condemn Trump tweet Rising number of GOP lawmakers criticize Trump remarks about minority Dems MORE (Ohio).

Scarborough’s comments come after the feud between Corker and Trump reached new heights over the weekend, with the two exchanging increasingly personal insults on Twitter.

Trump in a Sunday morning tweet storm said Corker “didn’t have the guts to run” for reelection, adding that the Tennessee senator sought his endorsement, which Trump said he declined to provide.

Corker quickly shot back with his own tweet describing the White House as “an adult day care center.”

Corker’s chief of staff also said Trump urged the senator to run for reelection, and offered his endorsement.