Trump Finally Admits To Watching ‘Morning Joe,’ Only To Insult It Again

President Donald Trump, accompanied by Romanian President Klaus Werner Iohannis, speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House, Friday, June 9, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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President Donald Trump lashed out again at MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Twitter Friday morning.

Trump’s tweet went out minutes before 9 a.m. ET. The show’s hosts, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, left the set to go on vacation at 8:30 a.m. ET.

In the Washington Post on Friday, Scarborough and Brzezinski referenced an incident that may have been the subject of Trump’s tweet.

“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,” they wrote. “We ignored their desperate pleas.”

On Thursday, Trump drew outrage for a series of tweets insulting the pair, calling Brzezinski “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” and saying “she was bleeding badly from a face-lift” during a visit to his Mar-a-Lago resort around New Year’s Eve.

Scarborough disputed the President’s recent tweet:

This post has been updated.

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