Trump has been widely condemned by fellow Republicans for crudely tweeting that Mika Brzezinski had a “low I.Q.” and had been “bleeding badly from a face-lift.”
In a column published yesterday, Scarborough and Brzezinski also addressed the issue of a National Enquirer story, writing, “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.”
Yesterday Trump tweated: “Watched low rated @Morning_Joe for first time in long time. FAKE NEWS. He called me to stop a National Enquirer article. I said no! Bad show.”
As Scarborough replied to Trump, “Yet another lie. I have texts from your top aides and phone records. Also, those records show I haven’t spoken with you in many months.”
He went on to write, “Why do you keep lying about things that are so easily disproven? What is wrong with you?”
The National Enquirer article published in June referenced Brzezinski and Scarborough’s romantic relationship. The couple had recently gone public with their engagement in a Vanity Fair article published in May.