Joe Scarborough Loses His Cool Over Claims He ‘Partied’ With Trump

The “Morning Joe” launched a furious tirade against CBS reporter Sopan Deb for claiming that he “partied” with the president-elect on New Year’s Eve.

Joe Scarborough began 2017 by getting into a vicious Twitter feud with a young reporter after he claimed the “Morning Joe” host “partied” with President-elect Donald Trump on the New Year’s Eve.

The argument started after The New York Times reported Scarborough and his MSNBC co-host Mika Brzezinski were present at the billionaire business mogul’s extravagant gala at Mar-A-Lago resort in West Palm Beach, Florida.

Sopan Deb, a journalist who covered Trump’s presidential campaign for CBS and will soon join The New York Times as a culture reporter, shared the story on his social media account, pointing out that earlier this year the incoming commander-in-chief had thanked the duo for being his “supporters.”


Scarborough, whose relationship with Trump made headlines during the election, took offense at the tweet, claiming he attended the celebration in hopes to set up an interview with the former reality TV star and that he left the event before any “partying” started.


The former U.S. representative then launched into a full-blown rant.




Deb was quick to hit back:


The fight just escalated from there.

“The event was black tie. Both Mika and I were in casual clothes, did not attend the party, and left before any ‘partying’ began,” Scarborough continued. “Nothing that Mika and I did in setting up this meeting was any different than what all good reporters and news hosts try to do daily.”


He also claimed he had a “preset meeting with PEOTUS.”



Deb later tried to clarify his statement by saying “attended is more accurate.”





Earlier this year, CNN Money claimed that Scarborough and Brzezinski were good friends with Trump and his family.

“Scarborough, a former four-term congressman from Florida's 1st district, has often stayed at Trump's Mar-A-Lago Club, in Palm Beach, Florida, with his family and was there during the week between Christmas and New Year's,” read the report, adding the close ties between the “Morning Joe” host and the then-GOP frontrunner had become problematic for the NBC officials.

However, few months down the road, the two purported friends seemed to have a bit of a falling off.



“Donald, guess what, I’m not going to support you until you get your act together,” Scarborough ranted on his show in June. “You’re acting like bush-league loser, you’re acting like a racist, you’re acting like a bigot … Until you…prove to me you’re not a bigot and you don’t take my party down in the ditch, you don’t have my endorsement.”


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