Trump Slams Mika Brzezinski as 'Neurotic,' 'Not Very Bright'
Twitter fight comes day after campaign says he doesn't use personal insults
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 22, 2016 11:39 AM CDT
Mika Brzezinski of 'Morning Joe.   (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Donald Trump tuned into MSNBC's Morning Joe on Monday and clearly didn't like the negative coverage from hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. Thanks to Twitter, we know all about it: "Tried watching low-rated @Morning Joe this morning, unwatchable!" Trump tweeted. He then labeled Brzezinski "off the wall, a neurotic and not very bright mess!" He followed up with another: "Some day, when things calm down, I'll tell the real story of (Scarborough) and his very insecure long-time girlfriend, (Brzezinski). Two clowns!" Both hosts are recently divorced, notes CNN. Several outlets, including Politico, point out that the slams come one day after Trump's campaign manager insisted that her boss doesn't "hurl personal insults."

During the show, Scarborough himself took note of the attacks, tweeting during a commercial break that Hillary Clinton "is targeting key swing states today while Trump starts his day obsessed with cable news hosts while channeling Gawker. SAD!" Also: "Neurotic and not very bright? Look in the mirror." Business Insider observes that a once-friendly relationship between Trump and the hosts has gone downhill quickly, enough so that Scarborough has urged GOP leaders to dump him from the ticket.