When the initial tweet went out from President Donald Trump, the GOP could only shake their heads. Trump attacked Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, the hosts of the popular cable news show, Morning Joe. Originally, this goes back to before it was publicly known that Scarborough and Brzezinski were a couple, both ending their current marriages to get engaged to each other. While media pools all speculated that there was something more there, the National Enquirer was ready to spill the beans about the affair the two were having before ending their marriages.
Donald Trump basically wanted Scarborough to apologize for the repeated attacks on him and his presidency. Scarborough talked to his friend, and the son-in-law of Trump, Jared Kushner because Trump claimed he could squash the story, but the MSNBC hosts had to be nice to him. Kushner told his friend to talk to the president, saying he wants him to beg to have the story stopped. According to Scarborough, he never called the president directly, and they softened the National Enquirer story by admitting the duo’s love for each other.
But just a couple days ago, Trump went on the attack. Through Twitter, on June 29, he said Brzezinski had a low IQ and Scarborough psycho, and said their popular television show was rated low. In a second tweet, he said that the couple spent time over New Years at Mar-a-Lago, and allegedly wanted to join Trump in the festivities. However, Trump allegedly stated that Brzezinski was bleeding from a face lift and he denied their request to join him, according to CNN.
But President Donald Trump was not done. The next day he tweeted that Joe called him to stop the National Enquirer piece, and that Trump told him no. However, Joe Scarborough called him out saying that he had never called the President about the article, and phone records show that he had not talked to the Donald in months. Joe was not done there though. He and Brzezinski wrote an opinion piece in The Washington Post.
In the piece the two wrote, they suggest that Trump is not fit to be president or mentally equipped to handle the morning show. They touch on the fact that while at Mar-a-Lago, Mika was not bleeding, but now, it is going a little further, and it could really hurt the president. Some ethics lawyers are saying that Trump broke the law and was effectively trying to blackmail the two hosts, which, while there is a rumor this could really cause a problem for the president, GOP and many Democrats are worried that this latest series of tweets will hurt the U.S. and how they are viewed by the rest of the world.
Trump calling MSNBC’s Morning Joe and other publications fake news may have been cleared up. It is rumored, and CDA News talked about it recently, that staffers in the White House would make up news that he watches and make him feel better. When MSNBC and other outlets would report the same news, but with a negative outcome, Donald Trump immediately would call them fake news. It is just getting crazier in the White House and that is pushing many in the United States to question the capabilities of the President and why he had not faced impeachment as of yet. Time will tell, but it is getting a lot more crazy in DC.
What do you readers thin? Should Donald Trump face punishment for his attacks against Brzezinski and Scarborough, as well as the rest of the media, or is it ok because he is president? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
By Cletus Dillwood
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