MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski made a special guest appearance on their own show on Friday morning, saying that they were both worried for the country after President Donald Trump's tweets aimed at them.
Trump attacked Scarborough and Brzezinski on Twitter on Thursday. "I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-life. I said no!" he wrote.
Both Brzezinski and Scarborough said that they were concerned for the nation because of Trump's actions.
"It's been fascinating, and frightening, and really sad for our country," Brzezinski said. "I'm fine, my family brought me up really tough, this is absolutely nothing for me personally. But I am very concerned as to what this once again reveals about the president of the United States."
"We had so many people saying ‘Hope you're OK, hope you're OK,' had calls, and texts, and emails. We're OK. The country's not," Scarborough said.
"Everybody came in and showed me the tweets before she came upstairs, and I looked at them, and I was like, ‘This has to be a joke. The president of the United States, as bad as he's been in the past, he really hasn't gone over the cliff,'" he added.
The two, who have known Trump for more than a decade, both also insisted that the tweets were reflective of a pattern of misogyny.
"Unfortunately, we learned what we've always learned, and that is that he for some reason takes things so much more personally with women. He's so much more vicious with women," Scarborough said. "I will insult him over the Muslim ban, or say that he's a racist, I'll say that he's a racist with what he said about David Duke. All of these things throughout the year. And for some reason, he always goes after Mika. And it's always personal with Mika … He attacks women, because he fears women."
"He appears to have a fragile, impetuous, childlike ego that we've seen over and over again, especially with women. It's like he can't take it," Brzezinski said.
Scarborough and Brzezinski also published an op-ed in the Washington Post on Friday in which they questioned Trump's mental fitness for office.