Joe Scarborough Responds To Criticisms Of Morning Joe's Donald Trump Coverage: "We Saw The Viability Here. Nobody Else Did"
Scarborough: People Have Been Saying We Support Trump And It's "Just A Lie"
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From the March 1 edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe:
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JOE SCARBOROUGH (HOST): And you know Mika, we've actually been hammered by people saying, "oh, you're supporting Donald." No, we're not supporting Donald Trump. We haven't supported Donald Trump. There's a great article in The Washington Post yesterday where somebody said, "even giving him a chance, suggesting that his candidacy might be viable, was so misperceived by an arrogant mainstream media, that just saying he had a chance to win meant you were somehow supporting him." And it's just a lie, and it's been a lie. I've said very clearly on this show that I supported Jeb Bush time and time again. But we saw the viability here. Nobody else did. And that's just -- okay. Other than Steve Schmidt, who's the only other person that came on, early on, this set and said it.