Joe Scarborough’s past came back to bite him this week, as he was called out for hypocrisy in having Al Sharpton on his show to talk about racism. As a former GOP congressman, the MSNBC host had quite the different take on Sharpton than he did while serving in Congress.
It all started Monday, during a segment on Morning Joe where hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough brought on Al Sharpton to denounce President Trump for not doing enough to fight anti-semitism and white nationalism. In an ironic twist of fate, Twitter users pointed out that Scarborough actually proposed a bill when he was in Congress denouncing Sharpton as a racist and anti-semite:
The very same @JoeNBC who sponsored a bill in congress accusing Al Sharpton of “inciting the murder of five people,” “racist and incendiary actions,” holding “racist antisemitic views.” now has him on his @Morning_Joe show to decry racism.
Sharpton never apologized. pic.twitter.com/m1VAaVklIO
— The Reagan Battalion (@ReaganBattalion) November 19, 2018
But on Monday’s show, Scarborough took quite the different take, actually asking the same man he had called an anti-semite and racist years before, to now call out Trump’s racism – READ MORE