Joe Scarborough, the host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe," offered Trump some advice on Tuesday on how he could save his presidency: fire Steve Bannon.
Bannon, Trump's chief strategist and former CEO of Breitbart news, has been a flashpoint of controversy for the administration and has reportedly been behind some of Trump's more unpopular moves since taking office, including his ban on refugees and Muslim travelers.
"His attacks on the press, on the courts, his attacks on just about everybody, yes, it plays to his, quote, base,” Scarborough argued. “His base is 35 percent, 36 percent. There are about 10 percent of Americans who voted for him because he is not Hillary Clinton. His base is 35 percent, 36 percent. That’s what he’s boiled down to because he has simply refused to listen to everybody that has told him you need to reach out and be more inclusive.”
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Scarborough, a former Republican congressman warned Trump over the looming legislative battles which could shutdown the government, insisting Trump needs to reach out to Democrats.
“If he wants to get his 36 (percent) to 56 (percent), he’s going to have to fire Steve Bannon and anyone else who calls himself a Leninist who wants to destroy the American republic, and start working with Republicans and Democrats,” Scarborough said. “Do what 78 percent of Americans told NBC News a couple weeks ago, they want their leaders to compromise and work with the other side and make Washington work again.”