After Donald Trump started a Twitter battle with Morning Joe and co-host Mika Brzezinski yesterday, he decided to give the show another shot. He claimed he stopped watching it a long time ago but wanted to see their response to his attack.
Just a few moments ago he tweeted this out:
Watched low rated @Morning_Joe for first time in long time. FAKE NEWS. He called me to stop a National Enquirer article. I said no! Bad show
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2017
The National Enquirer comment was addressed by co-host Joe Scarborough:
“Trump’s latest missive came after Brzezinski and co-host Joe Scarborough wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post published Friday morning in which they said the president “is not mentally equipped to continue watching our show.”
“They also addressed the issue of an alleged National Enquirer story-in-the-works, writing, “This year, top White House staff members warned that the National Enquirer was planning to publish a negative article about us unless we begged the president to have the story spiked. We ignored their desperate pleas.”
“Brzezinski and Scarborough did not detail what article threatened to say.”
The battle continues to rage. Ironically, the ‘Morning Joe’ crew once was accused of being too close to the president:
“The conversations, which took place during the commercial breaks at last week’s MSNBC “Trump Town Hall” event, feature the three talking jovially about the success of Trump’s campaign, his likelihood of winning South Carolina and Nevada, and the ineffectiveness of his opponents’ attack ads.
“At one point, Brzezinski tells Trump that she had “a wow moment” when he brought two men up on stage after they had removed a protester from a rally. Trump responds: “I saw it, I watched your show this morning. You had me almost as a legendary figure.”
“The audio, which was obtained by comedian and radio show host Harry Shearer, offered the latest evidence that the “Morning Joe” co-hosts are too friendly toward Trump, which has become a source of discomfort at NBC. Network insiders have chafed at what they described as Scarborough’s “over the top” and “unseemly” admiration for the real estate magnate who is leading the GOP field.”
Oh how times have changed.