Joe Scarborough is a man who knows how to have fun.
His political commentary, his penchant for shouting and his tendency to throw his hat in the ring are what you’d expect of a man that once compared the GOP presidential nominee to a child molester.
It was a joke and it’s still a joke.
But this is not the first time Scarborough has been caught in the crosshairs of the president.
His criticism of the new White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, a former Republican operative, sparked a firestorm of criticism from Trump loyalists that culminated in a blistering tweet on Monday night that read: Reince, why don’t you resign?
Because the country needs a new Chief of Security.
And you’re not qualified to do that job.
Scarborough’s criticism of Priebus has not gone unnoticed by Trump.
In an interview with Fox News, Scarborough was asked why the President would choose someone who is so critical of him to be his chief of staff.
“Reince Priebus has done a lot of bad things,” he said.
“But he’s also a man of character.
He’s also very nice to everybody, he’s very nice.
And he’s not going to do things that are wrong.
He’ll say, ‘Okay, you know, I’m sorry about the press conference.
I’m gonna do it better next time.’
That’s not what this administration needs.”
Scarborough said that he does not agree with the President on the issue of the opioid crisis.
“I don’t agree with Reince on the opioids issue,” Scarborough said.
But, “I think if Reince doesn’t do things right, he’ll get his way, and that’s my worry.
That’s my concern, Joe.
That is my concern.
I think it’s a crisis, Joe, and we have to deal with it.”
He added, “And I just want to say, Reince has done his job.”
In response to Trump’s tweets on Monday, a spokesperson for the Republican National Committee, Katie Walsh, said in a statement that the RNC will “not dignify any comment made by Joe Scarborough or his surrogates by making any kind of statement about the President’s actions.”
Trump has not responded to the Scarborough criticism on Twitter.
“Joe Scarborough is the lowest of the low,” Scarborough tweeted on Monday morning.
“He has no idea what he’s talking about.
This guy has no business in politics, and he’s a total phony.”