President Donald Trump and top adviser Jared Kushner reportedly offered to officiate “Morning Joe” hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski’s wedding.
Vanity Fair reported Thursday that according to Scarborough, the president suggested in January that the couple be married at the White House or Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club.
“Jared interrupted and said, ‘Hey, you know what? I’ve got my licence. I could marry you,'” Scarborough told Vanity Fair.
“‘Why would you marry them? They could have the President of the United States marry them,'” Scarborough said Trump interjected.
Though Brzezinski dismissed the possibility of being married at the White House, it is unclear whether the offer would stand today.
The once-cosy relationship between the couple and the president appears to have hit a rough patch since he took office. Both Brzezinski and Scarborough have been increasingly critical of some administration figures and policy decisions, ripping his rollout of the travel ban earlier this year, and barring one of his top advisers from the show.
Brzezinski told the Los Angeles Times earlier this year that she and the president are no longer on speaking terms, which she blamed on her gender and outspoken criticism of Trump.
“He just won’t even engage,” she said. “Joe will punch him in the face and he’ll come back for more.”
The romance between the two hosts has been widely rumoured for years, though they have shied away from publicly discussing it before announcing their engagement in Vanity Fair.
Indeed, congratulated by Harold Ford Jr. on Thursday’s “Morning Joe,” the two hosts blushed and pivoted to the show’s ratings.
“Thank you, good good,” Brezinski said when Ford congratulated the couple.
“Numbers have been up lately, show’s going well,” co-host Willie Geist replied.
“It is, thank you,” Brzezinski said. “That’s it.”
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