Scarborough: Trump ‘doomed to fail’

Scarborough: Trump ‘doomed to fail’
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MSNBC "Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough argues in a new op-ed that the Trump administration is "doomed to fail" due to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump alludes to possible 2024 run in White House remarks Trump threatens to veto defense bill over tech liability shield Tiger King's attorney believes they're close to getting pardon from Trump MORE's "contempt for the rule of law."

Writing in The Washington Post, Scarborough argues that voters will reject Trump's agenda in November's midterm elections and leave the Trump administration with an unfriendly Democratic Congress, similar to how President Obama was stymied by Republicans after they seized control of the House in 2010.

"If the past decade has taught us anything, it is that voters quickly correct the country’s direction when events demand change. Just as voters checked George W. Bush’s power by putting Democrats in charge of Congress, Obama spent his last six years in the White House vexed by Republican majorities in both chambers," Scarborough wrote.


"I remain resolute in my faith that the dysfunctional presidency of Donald Trump will eventually prove that no man is above the law and that no president is beyond the reach of James Madison’s Constitution."

Scarborough argued that checks and balances with Congress will curb Trump's agenda.

"While those checks and balances have long frustrated presidents in both parties, that is exactly how the Founders envisioned their American experiment working. It is also why a shortsighted political day trader such as Trump is doomed to fail in Washington."

Scarborough, a former GOP congressman from Florida, is a frequent critic of the president and his administration, and in January he accused Trump of "destroying" the Republican Party.

"Republicans think right now that they can just skate and Donald Trump can tweet misogynist things about Democratic senators and he can tweet racist things. He can go to Charlottesville and find something nice to say about neo-Nazis," Scarborough said.

"Republicans think, 'Oh, you know what, he'll be gone in a couple years.' No, he is destroying the Republican Party for years to come."