Scarborough Calls For Sasse, Romney To Condemn Trump’s ‘Klan’-Like Comments

MSNBC 'Morning Joe' hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are interviewed by philanthropist and financier David Rubenstein during a Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics event in the McGowan Theater at the National Archives July 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. Scarborough and Brzezinski, who are engaged to be married, were recently attacked by President Donald Trump on Twitter, where he called the hosts 'Psycho Joe' and 'low I.Q. Crazy Mika,' among other personal insults.
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 12: MSNBC 'Morning Joe' host Joe Scarborough speaks during an interview with his co-host Mika Brzezinski and philanthropist and financier David Rubenstein during a Harvard Kennedy School Instit... WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 12: MSNBC 'Morning Joe' host Joe Scarborough speaks during an interview with his co-host Mika Brzezinski and philanthropist and financier David Rubenstein during a Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics event in the McGowan Theater at the National Archives July 12, 2017 in Washington, DC. Scarborough and Brzezinski, who are engaged to be married, were recently attacked by President Donald Trump on Twitter, where he called the hosts 'Psycho Joe' and 'low I.Q. Crazy Mika,' among other personal insults. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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MSNBC host Joe Scarborough ended his Monday show with an entreaty to Sens. Ben Sasse (R-NE)  and Mitt Romney (R-UT) to condemn President Donald Trump’s comments about a group of Democratic congresswomen of color.

“I’m going to be looking today at Mitt Romney, Ben Sasse, other Republicans who in the past who have had the courage to speak out,” he said. “These are not the words of an American President we heard over the weekend. These are the words of David Duke, Klans members and white nationalists, neo-Nazis. They know it. They know it. They need to condemn it today.”

Trump this weekend tweeted that Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) should “go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came,” provoking widespread accusations of racism. He has since doubled down.

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