Joe Scarborough predicts Donald Trump will not win the presidency this November in commentary he gave on Tuesday's broadcast of Morning Joe on MSNBC.
SCARBOROUGH: People say, 'Well, if you don't support Donald Trump, then Republicans aren't going to win the presidency.' Well, Republicans aren't going to win the presidency. At this point for me, and I'm being a selfish Republican, for me it's about saving the Senate, it's about not getting wiped out in the House, it's about not getting wiped out in the state legislatures, it's about not getting wiped out in governorships.
We dominate the governorships. We dominate the state legislatures. We dominate the Senate. We dominate the U.S. House. We have a lot to lose. And standing behind a guy that eviscerates a Gold Star mother and a grieving father that is not a guy who is going to lead you to victory. [Senator] Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) needs to distance herself from this guy now. [Senator] Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) needs to distance himself from this guy now. They would be shocked what would happen if people would show a little courage.
Scarborough also made a claim that Donald Trump intentionally wants to lose. Scarborough said Donald Trump does not want to win, "because that means he'll have to go do a lot of things he just doesn't want to do." Watch, with transcript below:
WILLIE GEIST: You said something a few minutes ago that people are picking up on. You said Republicans are not going to win the presidency, so now we have to protect the Senate. Do you believe that that the Republicans won't win the presidency?
SCARBOROUGH: I believe that without a doubt. I believe that without a doubt. I believe it because he lacks the discipline. First of all, Donald Trump is just not doing what is required to win, and forget about all the crazy statements and all the crazy speeches. There's a lot of stuff that you do behind the scenes...
SCARBOROUGH: Here is another thing, talking about the disconnect from Donald Trump, not just from the rest of the political world, but from his own family, his family understands and have understood for a very long time that they needed to raise money and invest money in data. They know that. They've been concerned about that. But they've got a candidate that doesn't want to do who has to be done to win, which has led somebody extremely close to Donald Trump to say, he doesn't want to lose but he doesn't really want to win. He doesn't want to govern. He doesn't want to lose, but he really doesn't want to win because that means he'll have to go do a lot of things he just doesn't want to do.