Joe Scarborough has been friendly with President Trump for years, even offering him advice on cabinet picks. But during an appearance on “The Late Show” on Tuesday, Mr. Scarborough, a former Republican congressman and a host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” told Stephen Colbert that he was dismayed with how Mr. Trump had handled his first month in office. In fact, he won’t even allow White House adviser Kellyanne Conway on his show anymore.
SCARBOROUGH: It got to a point where Kellyanne would keep coming out, and everything she said was disproven like five minutes later. And it wasn’t disproven by a fact checker. It was somebody else in the administration that would come out and actually say, “Well, actually, no, that’s not true.”
COLBERT: There’s a quicker way to say that entire sentence.
SCARBOROUGH: Which is?
COLBERT: She just lied.
SCARBOROUGH: Well, yes, exactly.
When Mr. Colbert asked his guest whether he thought Mr. Trump would make it through a full term, Mr. Scarborough hedged.
SCARBOROUGH: Well, I think if he continues the way he continued the first month, I just don’t think it’s sustainable. And I don’t think it’ll last four years.
COLBERT: Or will we just get used to it? Will we just like build a callus on our soul? Our soul will begin to look like a big toe.
SCARBOROUGH: Well, I think we’ve already done that. I think we’ve already died a million deaths already the first month.
Mr. Scarborough concluded his conversation with Mr. Colbert by joining Jon Batiste and Stay Human for a performance of “(What’s So Funny ’Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding.”