'Morning Joe' Trolls Trump Over Hazy Immigration Plan With #AmnestyDon

Carol Nisar
Twitter users explored the hashtag #AmnestyDon Monday morning after Joe Scarborough called Donald Trump “Amnesty Don” for his "softening" on immigration.

Donald Trump’s ongoing feud with the media will never cease, it seems. While the presidential candidate carries on making a mockery of the Republican Party with his off-kilter remarks, even the conservative media can’t help but laugh at him.

On Monday morning, MSNBC “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough mocked Trump’s apparent “shift” on illegal immigration, and called him “Amnesty Don.” Trump is expected to deliver a speech on immigration this Wednesday in Arizona, but has been very hush-hush regarding his shifting standpoint.

The sarcastic nickname clearly struck a chord with anti-Trump viewers, who took to Twitter to tease the candidate using the hashtag #AmnestyDon, which quickly became wildly popular.

On Scarborough’s show “Morning Joe,” he said, “For 14 months, Amnesty Don has been putting illegal immigration at the center of Amnesty Don’s campaign. And yet nobody in Amnesty Don’s own campaign can tell you what Amnesty Don’s position is.”

Scarborough, who had previously supported Trump, turned against the candidate with several scathing editorials in The Washington Post, and even requested that the Republican Party “drop Trump.”

He continued, “But now Amnesty Don is softening. … So now Amnesty Don this weekend, even Amnesty Don’s own people, surrogates, don’t know what Amnesty Don’s going to do on this.”

Scarborough facetiously chided, “Isn’t it surprising that some people are calling him Amnesty Don?”

Here is a sampling of the tweets from Monday, which hilariously jabbed Trump for his ambiguity and hypocrisy on immigration policies.


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