Morning Joe Devolves Into Screaming Match After Bill Kristol Calls Out Hosts For "Rewriting History" On The Show's Trump Coverage
Kristol Mocks Joe Scarborough: "This Show Was Really Tough On Trump In Late 2015 And Early 2016"
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From the October 20 edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe:
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BILL KRISTOL: You feel great because the Republican Party nominated a guy who's really a bad guy as president and you think it's funny and amusing.
MIKA BRZEZISNKI (CO-HOST): No, I actually think Republicans need to come clean on themselves, including leaders of the Republican Party.
KRISTOL: Well thank you. What is come clean on themselves mean? They opposed --
BRZEZISNKI: Just be honest about what's right and wrong and don't sit there and go --
KRISTOL: Well what's wrong is Donald Trump. This show -- this show was very tough -- this show was really tough on Trump in late 2015 and early 2016.
JOE SCARBOROUGH (CO-HOST): We were.
KRISTOL: Are you going to pretend that?
SCABOROUGH: We were.
KRISTOL: If that's your way of rewriting history, that's fine with you guys.
BRZEZISNKI: You mean when Joe hung up on him when he wouldn't answer a question? Do you mean when we peppered him with questions again and again and we got him to say mass deportation forces?
KRISTOL: A lot of people accommodated Donald Trump at different times. I think I'm -- but I'm not going to get into it.
SCARBOROUGH: Well no no no you just did. You lied. Please don't come on my air and lie. You said in late '15, in early December -- I can't even believe you're doing this, I don't know why you're so bitter.
KRISTOL: I'm not bitter. I'm trying to say that Republicans, I'm trying to say that Republicans need --
SCARBOROUGH: You're practically crying. You're practically crying.
KRISTOL: I am upset about this election. That's right Joe, because you think it's amusing that Donald Trump is the nominee.
SCARBOROUGH: In early December 2015 we compared it to Germany 1933 what he was doing.
KRISTOL: Oh that's just -- really?
SCARBOROUGH: Oh really.
KRISTOL: And you treated him that way when he called in, is that right?
SCARBOROUGH: Yeah we treated him tough.
KRISTOL: You asked the most tough questions.
SCARBOROUGH: We did.