'She was bleeding badly from a face-lift’: Trump explodes after MSNBC’s Mika calls him crazy
Donald Trump (AFP / Nicholas Kamm)

President Donald Trump on Thursday lashed out at Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski by claiming that the MSNBC morning show personality was "bleeding badly" after getting a face lift when she visited him late last year.

In a Thursday morning tweet, the president attacked both Brzezinski and co-host Joe Scarborough for speaking "badly of me" on their show. He then went on to recall what happened when the two came to visit him at Mar-a-Lago for a party at New Year's Eve last year.

"Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me," Trump wrote. "She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!"

In MSNBC host fired back at the president with a tweet that subtly mocked the size of Trump's hands.

Brzezinski drew Trump's ire on Thursday morning when she said he was "out of his mind" for reportedly sidelining his own secretary of state.

"Let’s say someone came into NBC and took over NBC, and started tweeting wildly about people’s appearances, bullying people, talking about people in the competition, lying every day, undermining his managers, throwing them under the (bus) — that person would be thrown out," she said, making an analogy to what would happen if Trump were president of her network. "It’s just not normal behavior. In fact, there would be concerns that the person who runs the company is out of his mind."