‘Morning Joe’ Co-Hosts Hit Back At Trump In Op-Ed: He’s ‘Not Well’

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski attend NY: The Accessories Council Excellence Awards 2016 on August 02, 2016 at Cipriani in New York City, USA. (Photo by Steve Eichner/Scott Rudd) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
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The co-hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Mika Brzezinksi and Joe Scarborough on Friday morning published an op-ed in the Washington Post declaring that President Donald Trump is “not well” and that he should stop watching their show.

Trump launched a vicious, personal attack on Brzezinksi Thursday morning, tweeting that she was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” at his Mar-a-Lago resort around New Year’s Eve. His tirade drew condemnation from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

Brzezinski and Scarborough called out Trump for his “obsession” with their show.

“The president’s unhealthy obsession with ‘Morning Joe’ does not serve the best interests of either his mental state or the country he runs. Despite his constant claims that he no longer watches the show, the president’s closest advisers tell us otherwise. That is unfortunate. We believe it would be better for America and the rest of the world if he would keep his 60-inch-plus flat-screen TV tuned to ‘Fox & Friends,'” they wrote.

They also disputed Trump’s claim that they tried to see him at Mar-a-Lago around New Year’s Eve.

“Mr. Trump claims that we asked to join him at Mar-a-Lago three nights in a row. That is false. He also claimed that he refused to see us. That is laughable,” they wrote in the Washington Post, adding that Trump had actually invited them to join him.

The co-hosts ridiculed Trump for criticizing Brzezinski’s appearance and disputed that she had a face lift.

“Putting aside Mr. Trump’s never-ending obsession with women’s blood, Mika and her face were perfectly intact, as pictures from that night reveal. And though it is no one’s business, the president’s petulant personal attack against yet another woman’s looks compels us to report that Mika has never had a face-lift,” they wrote.

They also revealed that the White House at one point threatened them with a negative story in the National Enquirer.

“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,” the co-hosts wrote.


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  1. Reality show presidency. Sigh.

    Fuck you, trump voters.

  2. So far 22 minutes into the 2nd hour of Morning Joe, Joe and Mika serious discussion on 45.

  3. Now that we’ve all caught our breath a bit after the shocking discovery that Donald Trump is a crass, hateful buffoon, we can look back wistfully at the happier days when Trump was calling in to Morning Joe on a regular basis and they were happy to take those calls. Nobody then could possibly have suspected anything was wrong with Trump. There were simply no signs of anything like what we’re seeing now.

  4. This goes beyond sick. The President of the US sounds like a teenager who lashes out after being rejected by the the cool kid click.

  5. The problem is a ‘legitimacy’. Donald Trump was a legitimate candidate of a major party. He then became that party’s legitimate nominee. Finally he became the legitimate POTUS (amazing as that still seems…) by winning the Electoral College. How do the hosts of a politically centered cable show ignore a person who is a legitimate candidate and nominee of 1 of our 2 major political parties?

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