Joe Scarborough Fact-Checks Trump on Melania Facelift Tweet

Trump mocked “Morning Joe'” c0-host Mika Brzezinski last year, accusing her of “bleeding badly from a face-lift”

“Morning Joe” co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski shot back at Donald Trump on Wednesday, after the president accused the media of being “unfair” to First Lady Melania Trump with speculation that she’d had a facelift.

In a series of tweets on Wednesday, the president addressed speculation about Melania’s whereabouts following kidney surgery last month. He maligned the “Fake News Media,” saying they had been “vicious” in reporting about Melania during her absence from the public eye.

“During her recovery from surgery they reported everything from near death, to facelift, to left the W.H. (and me) for N.Y. or Virginia, to abuse,” he wrote. “All Fake, she is doing really well!”

The complaint seemed a bit hypocritical to Scarborough and Brzezinski, given that Trump himself publicly mocked Brzezinski by saying he once saw her “bleeding badly from a facelift.”

“I agree that it would be ‘vicious’ and ‘unfair’ to lie about a loved one having a facelift for the purpose of causing pain and embarrassment,” Scarborough wrote on Twitter. “Mr. President, can you imagine anyone would be so cruel to do such a thing?”

Brzezinski issued her own response, writing simply “I can’t even imagine.”

The president attacked Scarborough and Brzezinski — whom he dubbed “Low I.Q. Crazy Mika” and “Psycho Joe” — in a series of tweets last year. In one, he claimed Brzezinski was bleeding from a “face-lift” at Mar-a-Lago on New Year’s Eve of 2016.

The president’s tweets were met with strong rebukes from media figures and politicians on both sides of the aisle. Brzezinski and Scarborough composed their own response in the form of a Washington Post op-ed titled “Donald Trump is not well.”

Brzezinski also explained that she had undergone a cosmetic procedure to tighten the skin under her neck, which the president knew about, but it was not a facelift.