MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough on Wednesday argued that former President Donald Trump’s booting from social media for inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection proved to be “a huge windfall” for Republicans.
The “Morning Joe” co-host, during a discussion on Democrat Terry McAullife’s defeat to the GOP’s Glenn Youngkin in the Virginia governor race, pointed out that some Republicans are glad Trump is no longer on Twitter.
Youngkin kept Trump at arm’s length during his campaign. Without Trump’s social media ban, Scarborough noted, the former president would have reminded Virginia voters “every two minutes of just how caustic, how toxic his personality was.”
“Actually, him being banned from Twitter, him being banned from Facebook, him being banned from social media is a huge windfall for Republicans,” said Scarborough in a video shared by Mediaite.
Distancing themselves from Trump could be the playbook that Republicans use in 2022 and beyond, said “Way Too Early” anchor Jonathan Lemire.