Trump has been ostracising members of his own party, and hosts on the popular show “Morning Joe” have made a surprising prediction for the Republican's future.

 

Background: 

Senator Jeff Flake from Arizona announced that he would not be running for re-election during a speech in which he blasted Trump and other Republicans for what he called an abandonment of core principles.

Flake said he would have to embrace ideals he does not believe in order to get the Republican nomination, which would mean betraying his values. He also said he would have to condone behavior that he doesn't, which seems like an illusion to Trump's childish antics that have consumed the White House.

He said he has been obligated to critique Trump and the path he has laid out for the country.

Flake is following the lead of Senator Bob Corker from Tennessee, another heavy Trump critic. Trump has responded to Corker with condescension and claims that Corker dropped out because Trump refused to endorse him. Corker denied those allegations.

 

What's Happening Now: 

“Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough called the withdrawal of Senators like Flake and Corker the political suicide of the Republican party.

Scarborough himself left the Republican party to become an Independent following the 2016 election and Twitter run-ins with Trump, in which he insulted both Scarborough and his co-host Mika Brzezinski. He said the last straw for him was July's healthcare bill, which he called heartless.

Scarborough is now commenting on the increasing amount of Republican moderates who have decided to leave public office with the party following Trump's explosive time in office.

According to The Hill:

“From John McCain, George W. Bush, to Bob Corker, Jeff Flake yesterday, these are Republicans who felt the need and are compelled to come and reaffirm, not just conservative values, but American values, and say … what’s happening right now is not who we are,” commented “Morning Joe” co-host Willie Geist.

Scarborough also said that we have never seen members of a president's own party come out so strongly against that president, and especially not so early in his term.

Scarborough threatened the Senators who have decided to run to protect their seats, and whether or not they are doing anything public about their private issues with the president, specifically referencing Trump's claim that Senators recently gave him a standing ovation on the Senate floor.

Is it really any wonder that Senators are refusing to run with Trump as president when he insults and belittles anyone who dares to speak out?

Trump's treatment of dissenting members of his party isn't the way a president acts, it's the way a dictator acts.

Scarborough called Flake's speech where he announced that he would not run for re-election one of the most significant speeches on the Senate floor in decades.

Hopefully, more brave Senators with a sense of morals will start to stand for America rather than Trump.

 

H/T: The Hill