MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough came out of a segment on the importance of getting enough sleep by reading aloud some of President Donald Trump’s early morning rage tweets against him.
The president attacked the “Morning Joe” host by name early Tuesday as part of an airing of his grievances against specific members of the media, and Scarborough laughed out loud at the attacks.
Sorry to say but @foxandfriends is by far the best of the morning political shows on television. It rightfully has BY FAR the highest ratings, not even close. Morning Psycho (Joe), who helped get me elected in 2016 by having me on (free) all the time, has nosedived, too Angry…# p #3_12 # ad skipped = true #
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 23, 2019# p #4_12 # ad skipped = true #
….Dumb and Sick. A really bad show with low ratings – and will only get worse. CNN has been a proven and long term ratings and beyond disaster. In fact, it rewarded Chris Cuomo with a now unsuccessful prime time slot, despite his massive failure in the morning. Only on CNN!# p #6_12 # ad skipped = true #
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 23, 2019# p #7_12 # ad skipped = true #
“Did he tweet and say I’m dumb and sick, too?” Scarborough said. “That makes me sad, Donald. I’ve been so intimidated by this, I’m not going to talk about how the Donald’s poll numbers just keep collapsing. They’re at an all-time low. It makes me very sad. So I’m a psycho, I’m dumb and sick.”
Scarborough returned from a commercial break with a chyron mocking the president: “Morning Psycho responds to loyal viewer,” and co-host Willie Geist added another dose of ridicule.
“It’s viewers like you, Mr. President, who make it possible,” Geist said. “We have great team that comes in and works all night, works around the clock to get the show ready. I do like how the president goes all caps — it’s like a proper noun, angry, dumb, sick with capitalized letters. It’s very interesting he used that as an honorific or some kind of title for you, Joe.”