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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough: Republicans have 'no choice' but to condemn Trump 'asking for foreign interference 2.0'

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough on Thursday was floored by President Trump's comments that he'd be open to accepting dirt on an opponent from a foreign government, calling on Republicans to speak up.

The Morning Joe host spoke after Trump told ABC that "I think I'd take" dirt from a foreign government and that he would only "maybe" go to the FBI about it.

"I never once heard from a single congressman or congresswoman or U.S. senator … that ever took any information from foreign sources, nor would they," Scarborough, a former Republican member of Congress, said.

The MSNBC host went on to say that "Republicans have no choice but to condemn this" and that if they don't, "they are being disloyal to their country and choosing instead to be loyal to Donald Trump." He also characterized the comments as Trump "asking for foreign interference 2.0," which he speculated is because his "back's against the wall" and he's "losing in poll after poll."

Trump in the interview suggested that accepting dirt on his opponent from a foreign government would not be "an interference." His comments have been fiercely condemned by Democrats, and Politico on Thursday wrote that they give "the impeachment crowd a gift." Brendan Morrow