When Trump Offered to Officiate the ‘Morning Joe’ Wedding

A few months later, the president viciously attacked the couple on Twitter

Last Updated: June 29, 2017 @ 2:19 PM

It might be hard to believe, but President Donald Trump, the man who on Thursday tweeted that he saw “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski “bleeding badly from a face-lift,” once offered to officiate her wedding to Joe Scarborough. At least that’s what the newly-engaged couple told Vanity Fair in May, before the president’s vicious attack. (POTUS also accused Brzezinski of having a “low I.Q.” and called her future husband a “psycho.”)

For the Vanity Fair profile, the happy couple shared that they had lunch with Trump back in January when he told them that if they planned on getting married, they should consider doing so at Mar-a-Lago or the White House. In his tweets bashing the pair, Trump said that they stayed at the resort for three nights over New Years’ Eve, while claiming they “insisted on joining me” — to which he “said no!”

Scarborough went so far as to claim that White House adviser Jared Kushner even offered to officiate the event, but the president didn’t like the idea. The “Morning Joe” namesake told Vanity Fair that Trump fired back at Kushner, “Why would you marry them? They could have the President of the United States marry them.”

Even before Thursday’s attacks, Scarborough and Brzezinski had ruled out the idea of Trump hosting or officiating the festivities.

“The White House that I grew up in was an amazing place. If it weren’t Trump, it might be something to think about,” Brzezinski told Vanity Fair. “The mental picture is just fascinating, but the reality is just . . . no. No, no, no, no, no.”

Before Trump won the election, the “Morning Joe” co-hosts were criticized for being too close to Trump during the campaign. They have since turned on him in a bigly way. On their show, they’ve compared him to someone with dementia, and have called his actions in office “sick, shameful, pathetic, and un-American.”