Joe Scarborough: No, Donald Trump’s Not My Candidate

By Mark Joyella 

In a series of messages posted to Twitter, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough has defended himself against charges he has a too-cozy relationship with Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump.

“I’ve known Donald a long time,” the Morning Joe host writes. “But that relationship won’t affect our coverage.” Scarborough goes on to say he’s asked tough questions of Trump, and to suggest that the MSNBC town hall with Trump moderated by Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, was much tougher on the candidate than a Trump town hall that aired on CNN. “Not a close call on who was Trump friendly.”

Scarborough has been accused of being overly close to the GOP frontrunner, but said on Twitter Tuesday Trump is not his candidate. “I was going to vote for Jeb,” he said, and now plans to vote for John Kasich.