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Joe Scarborough Announces He’s Leaving Republican Party, Now Is an Independent

Apparently, Donald Trump as President of the United States has taken its toll on MSNBC host Joe Scarborough.

During a taping of tonight’s broadcast of CBS’s The Late Show, Scarborough divulged that he was no longer a member of the Republican Party and that moving forward, he’d be an independent.

(The person tweeting, Chris Licht, is the executive producer of The Late Show and was a former showrunner for Morning Joe.)

The former GOP congressman has been highly critical of POTUS over the past few months, leading to a very public feud with Trump that eventually resulted in the president’s infamous bleeding facelift tweet about Scarborough’s co-host (and fiancee) Mika Brzezinski.

UPDATE 7:35 PM ET: Scarborough sent out the following tweet which seemed the confirm the news:

UPDATE 7:44 PM ET: And The Late Show has released a clip ahead and tonight’s broadcast:

[image via screengrab]

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