“Morning Joe” co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough have responded to President Donald Trump’s tweets attacking the pair Thursday morning.
In a Washington Post column published early Friday titled “Donald Trump is not well,” Brzezinski and Scarborough wrote “we are both certain” that Trump “is not mentally equipped to continue watching our show.”
In his tweets Thursday morning, the president called the two “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” and “Psycho Joe.” Trump also claimed Brzezinski once visited his Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago, while she was “bleeding from a face-lift.”
“I heard poorly rated @Morning’s 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!”
Brzezinski and Scarborough responded to specific claims made in Trump’s tweets in Friday’s Washington Post column.
“Mr. Trump claims that we asked to join him at Mar-a-Lago three nights in a row. That is false. He also claimed that he refused to see us. That is laughable,” Brzezinski and Scarborough write.
“Mr. Trump also claims that Mika was ‘bleeding badly from a face-lift.’ That is also a lie.”
The column cites pictures from the night, which show “Mika and her face were perfectly intact.” CNN’s Brian Stelter posted a photo of Brzezinski from the Mar-a-Lago visit in which she appears to look normal:
Brzezinski originally responded to Trump’s tweets Thursday with a photo of a box of Cheerios featuring the words “Made For Little Hands.” For years, Trump has taken issue with people saying he has small hands and fingers.
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