Trump on MSNBC's Mika: 'Bleeding Badly From Facelift'

Tweets about what he says was a Mar-a-Lago visit
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2017 9:18 AM CDT
Trump Takes Personal Shot at MSNBC's Brzezinski
Mika Brzezinski waits for an elevator in the lobby at Trump Tower on Nov. 29, 2016, in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Trump has been going after media outlets with a renewed vengeance this week, but things got decidedly personal Thursday morning when he took aim at Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC's Morning Joe program. "I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore)," he began in a two-tweet attack. "Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!" ("Psycho Joe" is a reference to Joe Scarborough.) Within a half-hour of Trump's tweets, Brzezinski fired back with a tweeted photo mocking Trump in sync with the small-hands theme.

It's not clear what set off the president, but earlier on her show, Brzezinski slammed his behavior. "Let's say someone came into NBC and took over NBC, and started tweeting wildly about people's appearances, bullying people ... that person would be thrown out," she said, per Raw Story. She added that "there would be concerns that the person who runs the company is out of his mind.” Before the president tweeted, Trump social media director Dan Scavino also unloaded on "DumbAsARockMika" and Scarborough, saying they were "unhinged" since Trump stopped returning their calls. (More Mika Brzezinski stories.)

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