‘Morning Joe’ Hosts Fire Back After Attack by Trump

Jun 30, 2017  •  Post A Comment

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, the couple who co-host the MSNBC program “Morning Joe,” responded to a Twitter attack by Donald Trump with an opinion piece in The Washington Post running today under the headline “Donald Trump is not well.”

The piece refers to Trump’s “unhealthy obsession with our show” and questions whether Trump is “mentally equipped to continue watching our show.”

“President Trump launched personal attacks against us Thursday, but our concerns about his unmoored behavior go far beyond the personal,” the hosts write. “America’s leaders and allies are asking themselves yet again whether this man is fit to be president.”

The piece comes one day after Trump lashed out at the cable hosts, focusing in particular on Brzezinski, as we reported Thursday. Among Trump’s attacks on “low I.Q. Crazy Mika,” as he calls her in a tweet, he references an incident in which he says “she was bleeding badly from a face-lift.”

In The Washington Post piece, Scarborough and Brzezinski write: “The president’s unhealthy obsession with our show has been in the public record for months, and we are seldom surprised by his posting nasty tweets about us. During the campaign, the Republican nominee called Mika ‘neurotic’ and promised to attack us personally after the campaign ended. 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.”

Scarborough and Brzezinski also dispute the account of events in Trump’s Thursday morning tweets, including calling his face-lift comment a lie and detailing his “unrelenting assault on women.”

Click here to read the complete opinion piece.


  1. The man in the White House is out of his mind. He’s dangerous and he’s not seriously assuming the role of the president. He’s using his position to continue to boost his publicity and boost his tv ratings. We need him out of office immediately and replaced with someone who seriously WANTS this job and knows what he’s doing….and I don’t mean the VP either.

  2. One thing that is never mentioned in these reports is that Trump did not just by chance pick out these people for some kind of random “Twitter attack”. He is responding to the vile things said about him on morning Joe by the hosts, who are among those who constantly pick at him hoping he will respond so they can say “See how he is, attacking us and bringing down the whole level of political talk?” It’s driving them all batty that he responds when he’s insulted, instead of quietly cowering under his desk like they are accustomed to with the general Republican/Conservative wimps they say bad things about. His fighting back is one of the things people like about him, and the left just doesn’t get it.

  3. This so-called “unmoored” person has successfully:
    Caused a dramatic reduction in illegal immigration,
    Appointed a conservative to the supreme court,
    Implemented a temporary travel ban for people coming from countries who harbor terrorists,
    Withdrawn the US from the financially disastrous and environmentally worthless Paris accord,
    Worked with Congress to pass more legislation in his first 100 days than any president since Truman,
    All while continuously distracting the unhinged left with “mean tweets”. Keep focusing on the minutiae, snowflakes, while the adults continue restoring freedom, security and prosperity right under your noses. The plan seems to be working perfectly.

    • Keep drinking the cool-aid. Your distortion of the facts is the perfect companion to the Million-Trump Lies.
      Trump has weakened America in every way. His growth plan is a joke. His tax plan will further destroy the middle class. His health plan will further enrich the insurance companies while leaving millions without health insurance or bankrupting people who are fighting life-threatening diseases,. The man’s positions change more than the wind. Restoring freedom, security, and prosperity?? This guy will make Herbert Hoover and Warren G. Harding look brilliant. Actually, Donald Trump is the best example there is of the very worst of America. For all your work, I do hope you will get that paycheck from the Trump Organization, Ubsmarter2.

  4. UBsmarter2 – all good points. He has also eliminated 100s of regulations that were hindering businesses. And increased the wealth of anyone invested in the stock market by 15-30%. Which includes most of the people that whine the most about him.

  5. I am starting to DETEST Joe and hystrionic Mika. They started this with their vicious retoric. Perfect for ratings. Then. once Mika changes her pad and gives Joe his manhood back….

  6. For 8 years, President Obama was the target of vicious, personal attacks from every single Right Wing
    radio, TV, and print commentator and host. They told bold-face lies, attacked everything from his parentage to his golf game, and showed daily disrespect and hatred. Limbaugh, Hanity, O’Reilly, Little Levin, Savage, and the rest of the Right Wing attack dogs kept up this steady barrage. But NOT ONCE did Barrack Obama tweet any kind of personal attack aimed at any of them. And we know every one of hem would have made a fat target. Right, O”Reilly ??!! Compare that with President Thin-skin who would rather fight with women than deal with America’s Problems. Too bad the media doesn’t highlight that. Trump likes to tell us how much of a better man he is than Obama.. but that’s just another one of the MIllion-Trump lies.

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