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Joe Scarborough doesn’t think Trump will run for reelection in 2020

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Joe
Scarborough appeared on The Late Show Thursday night, along with
his Morning Joe co-host and fiancée Mika
Brzezinski.


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  • Joe Scarborough appeared on “The Late Show” with Stephen
    Colbert Thursday night. 
  • The MSNBC “Morning Joe” host said he didn’t think President
    Donald Trump will run for reelection in 2020.
  • “He didn’t want to be elected president. He didn’t think he
    was going to be elected president. He didn’t even think he was
    going to get the Republican nomination. He’s going to cash out,”
    he said. 

Joe Scarborough thinks President Donald Trump will be moving out
of the White House come January 2021 — by his own choice.

In an interview on “The Late Show”
with Stephen Colbert Thursday night, the MSNBC “Morning Joe”
cohost was asked if he thinks any Republican will challenge Trump
for the party’s nomination in the 2020 presidential
election. 

“I think so,” Scarborough said. “But I will say it again, I don’t
think they’re going to have to step up to challenge Donald Trump
because I don’t think Donald Trump is going to run for
reelection.” 

He continued: “He didn’t want to be elected president.  He
didn’t think he was going to be elected president. He didn’t even
think he was going to get the Republican nomination. He’s going
to cash out.” 

Colbert responded that he thinks “that would be a smart thing for
him to do.” 

When audience members started laughing, Colbert said “I’m
serious.” 

“I’ll tell you why I don’t want that it to happen,” Colbert
continued. “I think it’s important that the voters of American
have an opportunity to say, oops, my bad, we made a mistake there
and correct themselves, and if Donald Trump doesn’t run, he takes
away that corrective action of history and therefore his
presidency is whole and unjudged if he just doesn’t run again.”

“He says, ‘I fixed it, made it great again, goodbye,’ and takes
the 100 million he’s raised and goes and makes another failing
casino or something,” Colbert said.

Scarborough disagreed. 

“See that’s the thing, he won’t do that now. He’ll get money from
the Saudis. He’s right now proving to the Saudis that he’ll be
their lap dog. He’ll make money from Putin when he gets out.
That’s why he’s been Putin’s lap dog. Donald Trump is all about
money. It’s what drives him,” Scarborough said. 


joe scarborough donald trump mika brzezinski.JPG
Trump
is seen speaking with Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski on
their MSNBC show in January 2016.

Scott Morgan/Reuters

Scarborough’s opinion on whether Trump will run for reelection is
noteworthy, since the two used to be quite close.

When he first announced his candidacy in 2015, Trump was a
frequent guest on Scarborough’s show. 

But over the course of the campaign Scarborough and his cohost
and fiancée, Mika Brzezinski, became more critical of Trump, and
in turn, became the targets of some of his
nastiest tweets.
 

And it’s not a one-sided affair. Scarborough has become one of
Trump fiercest critics as well.
In an August 2016 op-ed for The Washington Post,
he called
for the Republican Party to dump Trump as their candidate, and

later questioned Trump’s mental fitness for office.

Trump’s presidency even caused Scarborough to switch political
parties. In another “Late Show” appearance in July 2017,
he said he planned to leave the Republican Party to become an
independent. 

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