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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough finally disavows Trump after ‘breathtaking’ KKK comments

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The campaign of 2016 GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump was dealt a major blow Monday morning when one of his biggest boosters, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, stated that Trump’s failure to disavow the KKK on Sunday was “disqualifying.”

Appearing on CNN Sunday morning, Trump was asked by host Jake Tapper if he would disavow the support of former Klan leader David Duke and other white supremacists groups.

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Trump stated that it would be “unfair” to judge the groups without doing more “research” on them.

“Well, I have to look at the group,” Trump replied. “I mean, I don’t know what group you’re talking about. You wouldn’t want me to condemn a group that I know nothing about. I’d have to look. If you would send me a list of the groups, I will do research on them, and certainly I would disavow if I thought that there was something wrong.”

“The Ku Klux Klan,” Tapper prompted him.

“You may have some groups in there that are totally fine, and it would be very unfair,” Trump added. “So, give me a list of groups and I’ll let you know.”

After sharing the clip Monday morning, a stunned Joe Scarborough and a dismayed Mika Brzezinski appeared almost speechless.

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“That’s disqualifying right there,” Scarborough said. “It’s breathtaking. That is disqualifying right there. To say you don’t know about the Ku Klux Klan? You don’t know about David Duke? And the most stunning thing is … this isn’t buying him a single vote. Is he really so stupid that he think southerners aren’t offended by the Ku Klux Klan and David Duke?”

The loss of support of Scarborough is a stunning reversal for Trump, with the MSNBC host considered one of his biggest boosters.

Last week, Scarborough’s cozy relationship with the New York billionaire came under scrutiny when an open mic picked up the host promising to make Trump “look good” during an interview.

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On Monday morning, Trump attempted to blame his response on a faulty earpiece, saying he couldn’t hear the question clearly.

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WATCH: CNN fact checker shows how Trump campaign ‘egregiously altered’ Biden photos in new ad

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CNN fact checker Daniel Dale on Thursday showed on President Donald Trump's campaign has been blatantly manipulating photos of former Vice President Joe Biden to make it look like he has spent the last year sitting in his basement.

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"[The ad] uses three misleading images, one of which is egregiously altered," Dale said. "That first image shows Joe Biden speaking at a town hall in Iowa outdoors at a nature preserve... what the ad does is remove the microphone from his hand and remove the trees, replacing it with a wall to make him seem like he's alone and not talking to anyone."

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"Well, I think there's been two strains in the party. Call it an Eisenhower strain going back to the '50s and a McCarthy strain," Stevens said, recalling when the GOP would talk about expanding their party and bringing in more African-American voters. "Now we don't even hear any talk anymore of a big tent. And we seem to have settled into a very comfortable white grievance identity."

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