MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski said President Donald Trump's supporters simply don't care what he does, because they're angry at Washington, D.C. -- and her "Morning Joe" co-host said they had one crucial characteristic in common.
They co-hosted New York Times columnist Bret Stephens to discuss his weekend warning that foreign electoral trends forecast a Trump re-election win, but Scarborough said the U.S. had one bulwark against that.
"I think one of the most remarkable things, as far as voting trends go, is that black women in central Alabama, not in an off-year election, right, in a special election, came out and voted against the Republican candidate in numbers that even exceeded those for Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012," Scarborough said. "You look at what women did across America -- in Northern Virginia, Southern California -- going out, standing in the rain to vote against Trump supporters in Congress."
"I think America has been awakened to the dangers of this short-term thinking," he added. "I think conservatives, I think highly educated women in suburbs, they are gone from the Trump Republican Party forever. So I think that we need to take warning, it is a global trend, (but) I'm hopeful ... no one will be lulled to sleep in 2020 by Donald Trump's lies."
Brzezinski said she knows a lot of voters are too angry to care.
"I'm still surprised at how many people are just so mad at Washington, and they don't care, and they plan on voting for him," she said. "They don't care what he does, they just are mad at Washington."
Scarborough said that group was limited to one demographic.
"They're white, they are white," he said. "They aren't black voters who saw Charlottesville and other things that Donald Trump has done, who called leaders of all-black countries in the Caribbean and Africa, he said they were S-hole countries because they were not white countries. If you are a woman, you see one misogynistic statement and action after another.
"White males may still be saying that (they don't care)," he added, "but it is a shrinking electorate for Donald J. Trump."