President Donald Trump unleashed on media again Thursday, this time with personal attacks on the anchors of MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
In a pair of morning tweets, Trump said he heard the show's hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski — who were known to have the president's ear in the past — speak "badly of me." He then said that "low I.Q. Crazy Mika" and "Psycho Joe" came to his Mar-a-Lago resort around New Year's Eve and wanted to join him, but he "said no!"
He added that Brzezinski was "bleeding badly from a face-lift" at the time.
Trump: 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..
Trump: ...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!
Brzezinski then tweeted a picture of a Cheerios box featuring the phrase "made for little hands." Trump is reportedly sensitive about jokes about the size of his hands.
In a tweet, Mark Kornblau, NBC News senior vice president of communications, said he "never imagined a day when I would think to myself, 'it is beneath my dignity to respond to the President of the United States.'"
Bipartisan condemnation of Trump's tweets quickly followed. Some critics said his comment about Brzezinski's face-lift was reminiscent of crude remarks he made about women on the campaign trail.