- The Washington Times
Tuesday, April 21, 2020

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski fired back at President Trump in a flurry of tweets Tuesday morning after the president called them “Morning Psycho.”

“Watched the first 5 minutes of poorly rated Morning Psycho on MSDNC just to see if he is as ‘nuts’ as people are saying,” the president wrote of Mr. Scarborough early Tuesday. “He’s worse. Such hatred and contempt! I used to do his show all the time before the 2016 election, then cut him off. Wasn’t worth the effort, his mind is shot!”

Mrs. Brzezinski, the wife of Mr. Scarborough, responded by slamming Mr. Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, saying he allowed “tens of thousands” of Americans to die under his watch.

“@realDonaldTrump since u are watching, can you imagine a president who would allow a pandemic to sweep in on his watch, fail to prepare, tens of thousands die, refuse to do national testing and drive the economy into the ground .. Oh wait…,” Mrs. Brzezinski wrote.

Mr. Trump appeared to respond in a later tweet, though he didn’t name the “Morning Joe” hosts specifically.

“It is amazing that I became President of the United States with such a totally corrupt and dishonest Lamestream Media going after me all day, and all night,” the president wrote. “Either I’m really good, far better than the Fake News wants to admit, or they don’t have nearly the power as once thought!”

That’s when Mr. Scarborough jumped in.

“Donald, thanks for being our most loyal viewer,” the MSNBC host tweeted. “Now please get to work. Over 40,000 Americans have died from the pandemic. America has the most gifted scientists, doctors, and technology leaders. Please use them and take charge of testing so we can get America working again! #USA”

“We are not interested in you,” Mrs. Brzezinski wrote in another tweet. “Promise! Many just want a leader who is not limp in his response to a deadly pandemic.. so often the conversation is ABOUT you bc it appears you are reason for the slow weak unimpressive response to this pandemic. Sad trombone.”

Mr. Scarborough later said he’s still holding out hope that Mr. Trump will pull through in this crisis.

“We only have one president at a time,” he tweeted. “I continue to hold out hope that Donald Trump will make America #1 for testing per person, will pressure governors to meet White House guidelines before reopening their states, and will try to bring Americans together in this pandemic.”

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