“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough unleashed an effort to label Donald Trump as “Amnesty Don,” a dig at the Republican presidential nominee’s apparent shift on immigration after spending the primary campaign chiding opponents for being weak on the issue.
“Some say, not me of course, but some say he has #AmnestyDon tattooed on his chest, but I don’t know,” Scarborough wrote in one of several tweets on Monday morning. The hashtag trended for a bit on Monday morning.
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) August 29, 2016
Trump is scheduled to deliver a speech on immigration Wednesday in Arizona. Last week, he signaled that he was “softening” his position on deporting an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants from the U.S., but he later told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that his position was a “hardening.” He said that he does not support a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants.
Scarborough, a Republican, also seems to be baiting Trump, who in the past week has dismissed “Morning Joe” as ratings challenged and even referred to rumors that Scarborough was dating his co-host, Mika Brzezinski. On Monday, Brzezinski added more fuel to the show’s feud with Trump by saying that a mental health professional needed to examine him.