President Donald Trump bashed “Morning Joe” hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough in a Twitter outburst Thursday morning, saying Brzezinski once visited his Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago, while she was “bleeding from a face-lift.”
“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,” Trump tweeted. “She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!”
Trump has had a contentious relationship with the MSNBC hosts. Before he ran for president, Trump was friendly with Brzezinski and Scarborough, and they were initially receptive to his candidacy. But they have since pivoted to criticizing him heavily on-air.
A segment on “Morning Joe” Thursday morning in which Brzezinski said Trump was “destroying the country” might have been what set him off.
The segment took aim at a fake Time magazine cover featuring Trump that reportedly hangs at a number of Trump’s golf clubs and properties, according to The Washington Post.
“Nothing makes a man feel better than making a fake cover of a magazine about himself, lying every day, and destroying the country,” Brzezinski said.
Brzezinski also noted that on the fake Time cover, Trump was covering his hands “because they’re teensy.”
Brzezinski responded to Trump’s tweets by tweeting a photo alluding to an insult about the size of Trump’s hands that has been known to get under his skin:
— Mika Brzezinski (@morningmika) June 29, 2017
An MSNBC representative responded with the statement, “It’s a sad day for America when the president spends his time bullying, lying, and spewing petty personal attacks instead of doing his job.”
Trump’s latest tweets were part of a slew of attacks from the president on media organizations this week. Trump has bashed The New York Times, The Washington Post, and CNN on Twitter in recent days. He also celebrated that three CNN staffers resigned after the organization retracted a story about Trump and Russia.
“So they caught Fake News CNN cold, but what about NBC, CBS & ABC? What about the failing @nytimes & @washingtonpost? They are all Fake News!” Trump tweeted.