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MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, a former Republican congressman from Florida, predicted that Donald Trump’s public displays of racism will lead him to defeat next year.
“This is going to end very badly for you,” Scarborough said, speaking to Trump. “Speaking of which … all of this is deeply offensive, but I’m already tired of all the op-eds I’m going to have to read after Donald Trump loses in a landslide. People saying, ‘Well, of course, this was due to happen because his bigotry only appealed to one-third of the electorate.’ That will happen. Just like we said Donald Trump could win, I’m telling you, that will happen.
“This is what gets me. This is such a losing proposition. This is the politics of subtraction. There is no way this leads to victory,” Scarborough added. “This gets women, suburban voters, educated voters, of course people of color. It gets them fired up in a way that they’ll go out to vote, whereas this depresses a lot of support for Donald Trump.
“That’s what I don’t understand, Elise,” Scarborough told journalist Elise Jordan. “Why he’s being a bigot and a racist, thinking that that’s going to help him get elected. It’s not! It’s going to ensure that he is routed next year.”