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Scarborough: Putin more likely to take tough question than Trump

Scarborough: Putin more likely to take tough question than Trump
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MSNBC's Joe ScarboroughCharles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughScarborough says comparisons of Capitol riot to summer protests irrelevant Scarborough: 'Pence is in fear for his life because of Donald J. Trump' Can the media regain credibility under Biden? MORE compared President TrumpDonald TrumpBiden to hold virtual bilateral meeting with Mexican president More than 300 charged in connection to Capitol riot Trump Jr.: There are 'plenty' of GOP incumbents who should be challenged MORE to Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinFor better or worse: Which way will US-Saudi relations go under Biden? How to rethink Russia sanctions Tucker Carlson bashes CNN, claims it's 'more destructive' than QAnon MORE on Monday, saying Putin was more likely to take a tough question from a reporter.

"Though he kills journalists, Vladimir Putin, on camera, actually seems a little more willing to answer tough questions when they are asked of him,” the "Morning Joe" co-host, who has repeatedly battled with Trump, said. “Donald Trump can’t even handle that.”

“Of course, Donald Trump would kill reporters if he could get away with it,” Scarborough also added. “I think even his strongest supporters would admit Trump would do whatever he could get away with.”

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Trump and the hosts of "Morning Joe" have been in a long-running feud which has included Trump attacking the appearance of co-host Mika BrzezinskiMika Emilie BrzezinskiDe Blasio slams Cuomo: 'The bullying is nothing new' Brzezinski: 'You're not a patriot' if you don't support Trump impeachment Sean Penn jokes Russians hacked his hair in viral 'Morning Joe' appearance MORE, who is married to Scarborough.

Scarbrough has repeatedly insulted Trump and said in 2017 that the president suffers from "early onset dementia."

Trump was once a frequent call-in guest on the show during the GOP primary, but has not appeared on the program in years.  

Scarborough, a former GOP congressman from Florida, left the Republican Party after Trump's election and became an independent in 2017.