By Rebecca Savransky - 10-20-16 08:34 AM EDT
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough on Thursday ripped Democrats and the media for their reactions to Donald Trump's refusal to say he'll accept the results of the presidential election.
"This is an example, the media got something they can absolutely freak out about and claim that he's an agent of Vladimir Putin and destroying democracy in America," Scarborough said Thursday morning on "Morning Joe."
"As a Republican, I have listened to Democrats talk about the only two times we won the White House in like 800 years, that we stole both elections."
During Wednesday night's presidential debate, Trump declined to say he would accept the election outcome and continued to warn that the election is "rigged" against him.
"I will look at it at the time. I'm not looking at anything now," the Republican nominee said at the Las Vegas debate. "The media is so dishonest and so corrupt and the pile-on is so amazing. ... It's so dishonest, they've poisoned the minds of the voters, but unfortunately for them, I think the voters are seeing through it."
Scarborough said it was hypocritical for Democrats to complain about Trump's remarks after they've been "whining for 16 years" about the result of the 2000 election.
"They're still writing articles about how [George W.] Bush stole the elections in 2000 and 2004," he said.
"So this holier-than-thou attitude about this is the first time anyone has suggested that the election is not a sacrosanct process, it's a joke."
Scarborough also said even supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said just six months ago that Hillary Clinton was "rigging the election" during the Democratic primaries.
"I mean, seriously, did you all bump your head?" he asked. "Or you just think we're that stupid."