Donald Trump has had a sometimes-friendly, sometimes-contentious relationship with MSNBC Morning Joe hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, but the relationship has of late been mostly sour. On Thursday, Brzezinski alluded to president's dishonesty and the fake Time magazine covers he's distributed at his golf clubs in a critical segment:
Trump responded like so:
I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2017
...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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2017
In addition to being crass, it's not clear what the president means by "I said no," because there is photo evidence that Brzezinski did, in fact, interact with Trump at New Year's.
In response to what has already been heavy criticism, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended the president's comments as "fight[ing] fire with fire."