Trump Goes Nuclear on 'Morning Joe' Hosts, Claims Mika Was Bleeding From Face-Lift During Mar-a-Lago Visit


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June 29, 2017

President Donald Trump went after the hosts of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" in a personal fashion on Twitter Thursday, calling Mika Brzezinski "crazy" and Joe Scarborough "psycho," and claiming Brzezinski's face was bleeding from a face-lift when the pair visited Mar-a-Lago around New Year's Eve.

"I hear poorly rated 'Morning Joe' speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore)," he wrote. "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-lift. I said no!"

The tweets came shortly after Trump's director of social media, Dan Scavino, also attacked the show on Twitter.

Brzezinski appeared to respond with a shot at the size of Trump's hands.

Scarborough and Brzezinski came under criticism in January when they were spotted at Trump's Florida resort on New Year's Eve. The two had already taken heat for being too friendly in their coverage of him during the Republican primary; at one point Trump thanked them on the phone for being "supporters."

However, Scarborough said they were only there to set up an interview with the then-president-elect and denied the visit was recreational.

Since Trump took office, the show has been fiercely critical of him and his administration on a near-daily basis. Brzezinski has compared Trump's presidency to a dictatorship, and Scarborough has said Trump is the greatest liar to ever occupy the White House.

The personal attack by the president is the latest chapter in a longtime love-hate relationship between Trump and the MSNBC morning show. Trump frequently called into the show during his run for the Republican nomination and was often defended by Brzezinski and Scarborough, who are now engaged.

In this appearance on Jan. 15, 2016, Trump had both hosts smiling and laughing during a live interview before the Iowa caucuses.

The relationship has become toxic since then, however, with the hosts continually blasting Trump over his controversies.

As the show became more critical, Trump tweeted in August that he would one day tell the "real story" of Scarborough and his "long-time girlfriend," calling them both clowns. The hosts had been rumored to be in a relationship, but they did not officially announce they were a couple until May.

UPDATED 9:33 A.M.: This article was updated to include Dan Scavino's tweet.