Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski are not pleased with President Trump.
In an op-ed published in the Washington Post early Friday morning called “Donald Trump is not well,” the engaged “Morning Joe” co-hosts delivered a bevvy of critiques of President Trump’s Twitter assault on Brzezinski on Thursday.
In the series of tweets, Trump described Brzezinski as “low I.Q. Crazy Mika”. He also called Scarborough “Psycho Joe.” Probably the most incendiary comments in the tirade, Trump claimed that the duo “insisted to join” him in Mar-a-Lago around New Year’s Eve but that Brzezinski was “bleeding badly from a face-lift.”
The personal attack was reminiscent of Trump’s previous comments that NBC News host, formerly of Fox News, Megyn Kelly had “blood coming out of her whereever” after she questioned him at a presidential debate in August 2015.
Scarborough and Brzenzinski addressed the barrage of tweets – and Trump’s purported “obsession with women’s blood” – in their response, stating that the “president’s unhealthy obsession with ‘Morning Joe’ does not serve the best interests of either his mental state or the country he runs.” The two also pushed back against claims that Brzezinski’s face was bleeding, saying that her face was “perfectly intact.”
Personal attacks aside, the op-ed highlights an important narrative about judgements of Trump’s demeanor and mental faculties since becoming president. In particular, Scarborough and Brzezinski explain that their relationship with Trump spans more than a decade but that they “have noticed a change in his behavior over the past few years.”
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