In a Washington Post op-ed, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough suggested that President Trump stop watching their show. He did not take their advice: "Watched low rated @Morning_Joe for first time in long time," he tweeted Friday morning. "FAKE NEWS. He called me to stop a National Enquirer article. I said no! Bad show." This, of course, follows Thursday's maelstrom in which the president tweeted about a supposed Brzezinski facelift. "I'm fine," said Brzezinski on the air Friday, per People. "My family brought me up really tough." She added that Trump appears to have "a fragile, impetuous, childlike ego" and can't take criticism, which causes her to be "very concerned" for the country. Co-host Scarborough, her fiance, also chimed in: "He for some reason takes things very personally with women."
The hosts also talked about Trump's reference to the National Enquirer. Scarborough said White House aides had once called to tell him that the tabloid was planning a negative story about him and Brzezinski, but that he could get it killed by calling Trump to apologize for their criticism of him. "Donald is friends with the guy who runs the National Enquirer," Scarborough said, per NBC News. The pair said they took no steps to quash the story. "Yet another lie," Scarborough later tweeted in response to the presidential tweet. Meanwhile, TMZ reports that Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota suggests a solution of sorts: He thinks Twitter should ban Trump as an online bully.