‘Morning Joe’ Hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski Fire Back: ‘Donald Trump Is Not Well’

“America’s leaders and allies are asking themselves yet again whether this man is fit to be president,” the pair writes

Last Updated: June 30, 2017 @ 6:13 AM

“Morning Joe” co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski penned an opinion piece in the Washington Post on Friday titled, “Donald Trump is not well,” in response to the president’s Twitter attack on the pair. Among the numerous insults jammed into a pair of Thursday tweets, Trump said Brzezinski was “bleeding badly from a face-lift,” but they call that a lie.

The co-bylined piece starts off, “Trump launched personal attacks against us Thursday, but our concerns about his unmoored behavior go far beyond the personal. America’s leaders and allies are asking themselves yet again whether this man is fit to be president. We have our doubts, but we are both certain that the man is not mentally equipped to continue watching our show, ‘Morning Joe.'”

The op-ed continues: “The president’s unhealthy obsession with our show has been in the public record for months, and we are seldom surprised by his posting nasty tweets about us.”

Scarborough and Brzezinski wrote, “The president’s unhealthy obsession with ‘Morning Joe’ does not serve the best interests of either his mental state or the country he runs.”

On Thursday, Trump got personal while attacking the MSNBC hosts on Twitter. The morning show pair go on to detail a variety of threats and lies made by the president, calling his Twitter claim that he refused to see them at Mar-a-Lago “laughable.”

“Despite his constant claims that he no longer watches the show, the president’s closest advisers tell us otherwise. That is unfortunate. We believe it would be better for America and the rest of the world if he would keep his 60-inch-plus flat- screen TV tuned to ‘Fox & Friends,'” they wrote.

Scarborough and Brzezinski continued: “The president-elect invited us both to dinner on Dec. 30. Joe attended because Mika did not want to go. After listening to the president-elect talk about his foreign policy plans, Joe was asked by a disappointed Mr. Trump the next day if Mika could also visit Mar-a-Lago that night. She reluctantly agreed to go. After we arrived, the president-elect pulled us into his family’s living quarters with his wife, Melania, where we had a pleasant conversation. We politely declined his repeated invitations to attend a New Year’s Eve party, and we were back in our car within 15 minutes.”

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As for the bleeding comment, the MSNBC stars addressed it in their op-ed: “Putting aside Mr. Trump’s never-ending obsession with women’s blood, Mika and her face were perfectly intact, as pictures from that night reveal. And though it is no one’s business, the president’s petulant personal attack against yet another woman’s looks compels us to report that Mika has never had a face-lift. If she had, it would be evident to anyone watching ‘Morning Joe’ on their high-definition TV. She did have a little skin under her chin tweaked, but this was hardly a state secret.”

The opinion column goes on to say that Trump’s behavior has changed for the worse and that he is no longer capable of keeping his emotions in check.

“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,” an MSNBC spokesperson told TheWrap on Thursday.