Trump Doubles Down on Shocking Assault Against Brzezinski and Scarborough

Trump's latest offensive tweet follows a scathing Twitter tirade against 'Morning Joe' hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough

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True to form, Donald Trump, the president of the United States, has again lashed out at MSNBC presenters Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough on Saturday, two days after his previous tweets against the two were condemned on both sides of the political aisle.

"Crazy Joe Scarborough and dumb as a rock Mika are not bad people, but their low rated show is dominated by their NBC bosses. Too bad!" Trump tweeted.

Saturday's tweets followed a scathing Twitter tirade against the two, who've criticized Trump on their MSNBC show "Morning Joe." In a series of tweets, Trump ridiculed the looks and temperament of Brzezinski, in comments widely perceived as sexist.

He called Brzezinski "low I.Q. Crazy Mika" and said she was "bleeding badly from a face-lift" when she visited his Mar-A-Lago estate around New Year's Eve.

He referred to her co-host Joe Scarborough, a former Republican U.S. congressman, as "Psycho Joe."

The two television anchors, who were on friendly terms with Trump early in the 2016 presidential campaign but have been critical of him since he took office, responded with a column in The Washington Post.

"This year, top White House staff members warned that the National Enquirer was planning to publish a negative article about us unless we begged the president to have the story spiked. We ignored their desperate pleas," they wrote.

Scarborough added on the "Morning Joe" show on Friday that he received calls from three top administration officials asking the co-hosts to call Trump and apologize for their coverage of his administration. They told him that if he called and apologized, Trump would get the story killed, Scarborough said.

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