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Scarborough Appears on Fox & Friends, Takes a Decidedly Less Critical Tone Towards GOP

Because promoting a book allows you to break cable news norms, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough dropped by Fox & Friends to discuss the fate of the Republican Party.

Scarborough joined hosts Steve Doocy and Elisabeth Hasselbeck on the curvy couch, telling them he was in the building because going on the “mothership” Fox helps “sell books” to Republicans. Doocy played coy and suggested Scarborough was referring to Fox’s “biggest audience in cable news,” and not its conservative-leaning viewership.

The Morning Joe host offered up his book’s advice for Republicans to get back to winning elections: Look to Dwight Eisenhower and Ronald Reagan. “We need to be conservative ideologically, but moderate temperamentally,” he posited.

“We have two Republican parties right now,” Scarborough continued, citing a heavily unpopular “D.C.” one versus the thriving local one. “Look at Scott Walker,” he said, noting how the Wisconsin governor won a recall election in a heavily “blue” state.

Asked who would make a good president right now, Scarborough suggested the GOP look to Ohio Gov. John Kasich who “has figured out how to win in Middle America,” while also talking about “not leaving behind the poor.”

“The key is you get people that have figured out how to win in tough territory,” the MSNBC host concluded.

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