Trump's 'Morning Joe' town hall to compete directly with Cruz, Rubio on CNN

Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump pushes back on recent polling data, says internal numbers are 'strongest we've had so far' Illinois state lawmaker apologizes for photos depicting mock assassination of Trump Scaramucci assembling team of former Cabinet members to speak out against Trump MORE will participate in a town hall event Wednesday night moderated by "Morning Joe" anchors Joe ScarboroughCharles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughPelosi refers to McConnell as 'Moscow Mitch' Scarborough criticized for retweeting account claiming 'no way' Epstein's death was suicide Trump hits MSNBC's Donny Deutsch over new TV show MORE and Mika Brzezinski, an MSNBC producer announced on Twitter.

 

 

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Scarborough had harsh words for CNN last week, after the network reported that the "Morning Joe" hosts were giving favorable treatment to Trump, and that MSNBC officials were concerned about the trend.
 
MSNBC also responded by issuing a statement that denied some of the accusations put forth by CNN, including that Brzezinski and Scarborough celebrated the New Hampshire primary results with Trump in his hotel room.

"It should be noted that Morning Joe is off to a great start in this election year," the statement added. "In January, the show had 28% more viewers than CNN's morning show last month. And thus far in February, more people are watching Morning Joe than CNN."