Despite having no evidence to support his speculation, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” had no problem hawking his conspiracy theory that involved President Trump bailing out of a re-election run in 2020.
Instead, Scarborough believes it’s likely the 2020 Republican nominee will be Nikki Haley.
Scarborough has formerly speculated that Haley could run against Trump.
This was shot down by Haley herself who made it clear she would not run against Trump in 2020 and would campaign for his re-election.
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough on Wednesday repeated his theory that President Trump might not be the Republican nominee for president in 2020, saying he thinks that outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley could be the opponent Democrats should be preparing for in their bid to take back the White House.
“If I were actually wargaming this, I would tell everybody thinking about running, plan your campaign against Donald Trump, but expect to be running against Nikki Haley. You have to think that way.”
Scarborough’s co-host and wife, Mika Brzezinski, said the thought was “interesting” while co-host Willie Geist said, “We’ll see.”
“I like it,” added Brzezinski.
Scarborough, a frequent critic of Trump, has often stated that he thinks Trump will either not seek a second term because of the Mueller investigation or, if he does run for reelection, could be challenged in a GOP primary, possibly to Haley, who is leaving her U.N. post at the end of the year.
“How wonderful would it be for our daughters to see this woman — this daughter of immigrants — take a debate stage to coldly cut the Donald down to size, revealing to the world once and for all that this bloated emperor has no clothes?” Scarborough wrote in a Washington Post op-ed in April.