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Doubling Down

Joe Scarborough just pounded Trump-supporting Republicans in a brutal tirade

Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough doesn't seem to be giving up his quest to get the Republican Party to ditch Donald Trump. On Tuesday, Scarborough doubled down on the attacks he launched against the presumptive GOP nominee the day before, and heightened the urgency of his call for Republicans to realize their responsibility to stop Trump. "It's time to stop right now, and say this right now: Republicans in Washington, D.C., right now you're letting your presumptive nominee, who is making racist statements, run roughshod over what remaining national reputation we have as a national party," Scarborough said. "You have to start calling him out today. This is not where you can do the slow boil. You have to start calling him out and saying you're going to retract your endorsement of him today or else the United States Senate is in danger."

The Senate wasn't all that Scarborough warned was at stake. "Republicans," he said, "call him out, back away from those endorsements, make him back down on the Muslim ban, make him back down on this racist comment that he's made about a man born in Indiana, saying he's incapable of being a fair judge because of where his parents were born, or else you will lose the Senate, you will lose the House, you will lose the presidency, you will lose governorships, you will lose your standing as a national party."

Watch Scarborough's full take on Republicans' Trump troubles, below. Becca Stanek