Host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Joe Scarborough has clearly joined the Trump circus as he repeatedly praised Trump on his conservative morning show in the wake of Trump’s tiff with Fox News.

“First of all, a news organization that is going to run a debate, provoking a candidate like that, is asking for it. I will tell you, I would literally go to the center of Sixth Avenue and set myself on fire, set myself on fire, before I stood on a debate stage with any news organization that did that.”

Scarborough compared Trump’s refusal to attend Thursday’s debate to similar antics by Ronald Reagan nearly 30 years ago, praising the candidate for his strength. It’s interesting that Scarborough sees a childish tantrum as some sort of strength, but it shouldn’t be surprising once you learn that he also didn’t say he would refuse to be Trump’s running mate.

Obviously, Joe has eyes for high level politics and the chance at being a VP sounds too good to pass up. Scarborough later said on his Twitter that he definitely wouldn’t be running with Trump but his initial hesitation says otherwise.

Watch both clips and see just how far MSNBC has fallen.

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at