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They're Not Usually on Trump's Side, but They Kind of Are Now

'Morning Joe' hosts take issue with chants of 'lock him up' at Nationals game

(Newser) - When you hear Morning Joe and Trump in a sentence together, you probably expect them to be on opposite sides. Not so much this time: The married MSNBC morning show hosts are taking the president's side, sort of, after he was booed at a World Series game Sunday night.... More »

Trump, McConnell Are Fighting MSNBC, Washington Post

Inside the latest Trump vs. the media mess

(Newser) - A skirmish (or two) involving President Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Washington Post, and MSNBC has escalated into unusual personal bitterness this week, with election security legislation and Trump's attacks on US Rep. Elijah Cummings as the triggers. The AP explains :
  • The McConnell arm of the drama
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Trump: NYT Needs to Get on Knees, Beg

'They are truly the Enemy of the People!'

(Newser) - President Trump thinks the New York Times should "get down on their knees & beg for forgiveness." The comment came in a "Twitter rampage" attacking media outlets early Tuesday, per Fox News . Trump wrote that he was deserving of "a far bigger & better apology" than... More »

Brzezinski Addresses Controversy at Top of Show

She apologizes to LGBTQ community for using 'crass and offensive term'

(Newser) - After missing her show on Thursday amid controversy , Mika Brzezinski addressed the issue first thing on Friday morning. "I just wanted to say on camera, looking people straight in the eye: I am really, really sorry." The apology is for her use of the term "butt boy"... More »

The Heat on Mika Brzezinski Isn't Going Away

Co-anchor was not on the air Thursday after apologizing for remark seen as homophobic

(Newser) - Mika Brzezinski was not on the air Thursday, a day after she caused a ruckus by referring to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as a "butt boy." Her Morning Joe co-host— and husband —Joe Scarborough said Brzezinski was "off with her family, a long-planned family event,... More »

Meet the Scarboroughs

MSNBC co-hosts Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski tie the knot at DC's National Archives

(Newser) - The work partners are now life partners: Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough got married this weekend. Vanity Fair reports the co-hosts of MSNBC's Morning Joe wed Saturday in a secret ceremony at the National Archives in Washington, DC, with Rep. Elijah Cummings acting as officiant. The nuptials were so... More »

Trump Tweets About 'Vicious' Facelift Rumor, Mika Notices

President takes to Twitter to slam media's coverage of Melania

(Newser) - Melania Trump stepped back into the public eye Monday after a more than three-week absence, and President Trump took to Twitter two days later to address the at-times fervent coverage surrounding the "missing" Melania. He first tweeted that "the Fake News Media has been so unfair, and vicious,... More »

Let's Pick Worst Coverage of 'Your Favorite President (Me)'

Trump suggests contest in tweet

(Newser) - President Trump is back in the White House after spending the Thanksgiving holiday at Mar-a-Lago, and he's back on the media attack, on Monday morning suggesting—"seemingly tongue-in-cheek," per Politico —that the media go head-to-head in an unusual contest: "We should have a contest as... More »

Inside Joe and Mika's Breakup With Trump

'New York' magazine profiles media's No. 1 couple

(Newser) - Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski may be on the outs with President Trump, but that wasn't always the case. A lengthy profile in New York magazine begins with the odd anecdote that when Brzezinski gave her co-host a rabbit in April 2016 as a birthday present, Scarborough actually named... More »

Scarborough: Trump May Usher in End of 2-Party System

MSNBC host delivers blistering op-ed, says president is killing the GOP

(Newser) - MSNBC's Joe Scarborough made headlines last week when the former GOP congressman announced he was leaving the Republican party. On Monday, he delivered a scathing op-ed in the Washington Post elaborating on why, with President Trump a prime target. In tandem with Trump, however, are Republican leaders who continue... More »

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough Is Leaving the GOP

Former congressman tells Stephen Colbert he's fed up with party cowing to Trump

(Newser) - It's been a big year for MSNBC host Joe Scarborough. The Morning Joe co-anchor got engaged to fellow host Mika Brzezinski, has been in a nasty feud with President Trump, and now is leaving the Republican Party. The former GOP congressman announced it on Stephen Colbert's CBS show... More »

Report: Kushner Demanded Apology to Trump to Kill Tabloid Story

More details in Trump's alleged attempt to blackmail 'Morning Joe' hosts

(Newser) - More details about President Trump's alleged attempt to blackmail the hosts of Morning Joe are leaking out, including the reported involvement of his son-in-law. New York reports Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski found out in March the National Enquirer was planning to run a story about their affair, which... More »

Trump Doesn't Take Advice to Skip Morning Joe

He watches Friday, tweets, 'Bad show'

(Newser) - 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... More »

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

Tweets about what he says was a Mar-a-Lago visit

(Newser) - 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... More »

‘Morning Joe,’ Mika Get Awkward on SNL

Also, a little game the show likes to call 'Where in the World Is Kellyanne Conway?'

(Newser) - The long suspected and newly confirmed romance between Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough went under the Saturday Night Live spotlight, with Kate McKinnon and Alex Moffat poking fun at the pair's awkward sexual tension during the show's Cold Open. As McKinnon needled Moffat about "your Republican party,... More »

Morning Joe Co-Hosts Confirm Romance in Big Way

Rumors about Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski were apparently true

(Newser) - Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC's Morning Joe have resoundingly confirmed their long-rumored romantic relationship: with an engagement. MSNBC confirmed the news Thursday, per Politico , after Page Six reported the pair had gotten engaged during a weekend trip to France. Rumors of a romance first surfaced last year,... More »

Trump Slams Mika Brzezinski as 'Neurotic,' 'Not Very Bright'

Twitter fight comes day after campaign says he doesn't use personal insults

(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 "... More »

Republicans Need Colin Powell

Joe Scarborough: Embrace Powell, or party may not survive

(Newser) - Colin Powell's criticism of the GOP Sunday did not go over well with many members of his party—but Joe Scarborough thinks moderate, electable Powell is exactly what Republicans need. As the late William F. Buckley put it, conservatives need to take reality into account. Or as Scarborough puts... More »

Scarborough to Nate Silver: I'm Sorry, Sorta

Admits Silver was right, but still calls early predictions a 'fool's errand'

(Newser) - Joe Scarborough is ready to give what he calls a "(semi) apology" to pollster Nate Silver. The two tussled over whether Silver's ultimately accurate early election predictions were appropriate in a race that Scarborough felt was "in flux" at the time. But after talking with Silver on... More »

Nate Silver: Why I'm Right

Polling guru explains why his argument is the simplest

(Newser) - Barack Obama's odds of victory ticked up to 80.9% today in Nate Silver's projection model, a fact unlikely to sit well with Silver's growing legion of Republican detractors. While no one is arguing that Mitt Romney is the favorite, some—like Joe Scarborough—are arguing the... More »

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