Scarborough: Donald Trump Is a Centrist Democrat

• April 22, 2016 9:30 am


MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said Friday that Republican frontrunner Donald Trump is "a centrist Democrat" who's "never been a conservative."

Morning Joe's panel was talking about Trump and how many have had a hard time figuring out where Trump fits into the political spectrum. Scarborough then weighed in on where he believes Trump is politically.

"I mean, it's going back to what he's always been. We've said on this air non-stop. He is a Democrat," Scarborough said. "He is a centrist Democrat who gave money to Democrats for years, he's never been a conservative, and he's, I mean that's not been a secret to anybody and yet he's blown the doors off of every Republican primary and when he goes into the general election, it's going to be harder for Democrats to say, ‘Oh, he's a right-wing, religious fanatic that is going to keep you away from abortions and keep you away, you know, same-sex marriage."

It's about winning, Scarborough added.

"It doesn't make it right," he said. "Doesn't make it wrong."

Scarborough, who has angrily rejected accusations that he's too cozy with Trump, was incorrect about Trump having "blown the doors off of every Republican primary," but he is far out in front after a resounding victory Tuesday in New York.

Fellow panelist Donny Deutsch said he believed Trump's ability to move right and left on various issues made him a threat to defeat Hillary Clinton in the general election.