During a panel discussion on Friday, MSNBC presenter Joe Scarborough reportedly gave former president Donald Trump some rare praise for his willingness to engage with the leftist media.
Politicians were accused by Scarborough of being intimidated by the media and declining invitations to talk to reporters or appear on “Morning Joe.”
He said that only Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and President-elect Donald Trump addressed the hosts of “Morning Joe” throughout the 2016 election.
The panel covered Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican who is allegedly considering changing his media approach by beginning to take part in interviews with corporate media sites.
“All of these people have always been afraid. Not just of our show, but of the media. Now let me bring up Donald Trump. Donald Trump and Lindsey Graham were the only two people that took us up on our offer. And they called. And Lindsey only called a couple times but Donald Trump called nonstop. ‘I’m here, I’m there…’ and it made a lot of people angry and they’re always calling the campaigns and I would say ‘come on this show.” Scarborough said.
“Talk, you don’t like what he said, we don’t like what he said. Come on, Jeb, tell us why it doesn’t work or if not Jeb, talking Jeb’s people, or John Podesta, come on John. What are you guys afraid of? And it didn’t work for them, and it’s not working for Ron DeSantis either. This is a very long way of saying you know, you hate Donald Trump, you hate that he was on the show a lot. Well, he was on the show a lot because he wasn’t scared of his shadow, and it made a difference.” he continued.