Joe Scarborough responded to a jab from President Trump on Tuesday after he referred to the MSNBC Morning Joe co-host as “Morning Psycho” in tweets about morning cable news shows.
Sorry to say but @foxandfriends is by far the best of the morning political shows on television. It rightfully has BY FAR the highest ratings, not even close. Morning Psycho (Joe), who helped get me elected in 2016 by having me on (free) all the time, has nosedived, too Angry...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 23, 2019
....Dumb and Sick. A really bad show with low ratings - and will only get worse. CNN has been a proven and long term ratings and beyond disaster. In fact, it rewarded Chris Cuomo with a now unsuccessful prime time slot, despite his massive failure in the morning. Only on CNN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 23, 2019
Scarborough first reacted on-air by saying, “Hi Donald, how you doing? We love that you watch us.” But co-host Mika Brzezinski was quick to reply with, “No, tell him to stop watching. This is a sickness. He’s gotta stop.”
Scarborough was also quick to respond to Trump’s assertion that Morning Joe helped get him elected in 2016.
“Why thank you,” Scarborough said sarcastically. “I remember you telling Jeff Zucker that you didn’t need CNN, the entire network of CNN, to get elected, but you are saying our show is so powerful that we got you elected. Wow, that’s great!”
Meanwhile, #MorningPsycho quickly began trending on Twitter, as viewers weighed in on the president’s slight.
Please take my money when the #morningpsycho coffee cup is for sale— biglytremendous (@biglytremendous) April 23, 2019
That’s funny... “Morning Psycho” is what I call your Twitter feed.— LiA (@LibsInAmerica) April 23, 2019
You’re doing something right when you merit a nickname from the Stable Genius. 👍— Louise (@clwtweet) April 23, 2019
There were some viewers who supported Trump’s tweets.
I mean..was he really wrong??— Darren James (@Modrevolve) April 23, 2019
Spot On Prez— Carol B. (@CABSEAT80) April 23, 2019
But many took issue with the fact that the president was spending his time critiquing cable news morning shows.
So you’re a TV critic? Go do your job or work on your defense.— Lee Daniel (@Lefty0855) April 23, 2019
Man, I wish I had as much free time as you do.— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) April 23, 2019
Literally no one asked you.— William LeGate (@williamlegate) April 23, 2019
Do your job. You're not a TV critic. Fox News is a propaganda machine.— Bros4America (@Bros4America) April 23, 2019
Scarborough went on to say that people close to the president say that he watches Morning Joe every day, and the show’s host could only find one phrase to sum it all up.
“He just can't quit us. He just can’t quit us,” Scarborough said.
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