Michigan brawl exposes 'underreported' divisions within GOP: Morning Joe
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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said a violent altercation at a Republican meeting in Michigan underscored the deep divisions within the GOP.

Republican activist James Chapman allegedly attacked Clare County GOP chair Mark DeYoung, leaving him with a broken rib, and the "Morning Joe" host said the incident was an example of the post-Donald Trump schism within the party.

"I think this is the most underreported story because everybody is so obsessed with how Donald Trump is [polling] at 45 percent or he's at 48 percent," Scarborough said. "What they don't report on is that 25 percent of Republicans say they will never, ever vote for him under any circumstances. That is a party divided and, as the first Republican president said, a house divided against itself cannot stand. Michigan, yet another example, the state party is at war with one another."

"The cult of personality, it leads to one political loss after another political loss after another political loss," he added. "If this guy were winning, it'd still be terrible they were following a neofascist, but he's not winning. He continues to take them over the cliff. This latest fight sounds like a Southern Baptist deacon's meeting, broken ribs and kicks in the groin. Maybe I exaggerate a little bit, but I know Southern Baptist preachers, what deacons' meetings look like. This is a party in disarray."

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