President issues new abuse of MSNBC hosts Scarborough and Brzezinski and says Greta van Susteren fired for refusing to go along w/ Trump hate!
Donald Trump aimed a series of tweets at familiar targets on Saturday, complaining about the media and so-called voter fraud but saving his most direct fire for MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, the subjects of a fierce controversy over online bullying, sexism and accusations of White House blackmail.
The president sent his tweets from his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he was spending the Fourth of July holiday. He began with best wishes to Canada on its national holiday then continued with another attack on the hosts of the weekday news show Morning Joe.
Crazy Joe Scarborough and dumb as a rock Mika are not bad people, but their low rated show is dominated by their NBC bosses, Trump wrote. Too bad!
The president first attacked Brzezinski on Thursday, describing her as low IQ Crazy Mika and claiming she had been bleeding badly from a face-lift during a meeting at Mar-a-Lago, the presidents Florida resort, last New Years Eve.
His tweets drew immediate and widespread condemnation from across the political spectrum and the media landscape.
On Friday, in a co-bylined editorial in the Washington Post and on their show, Brzezinski and Scarborough, who are engaged to be married, accused White House staff members of blackmail.
Friday on Morning Joe, Scarborough claimed several top White House staffers had warned him that an article in the National Enquirer, a tabloid controlled by Trump ally David Pecker, would unmask the couples relationship.
The officials, he said, told him Trump could arrange for the negative story to be pulled if the MSNBC host called the president to apologize for critical coverage of the administration.