Trump tears into ‘Morning Joe’
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Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBooker hits Biden's defense of remarks about segregationist senators: 'He's better than this' Booker hits Biden's defense of remarks about segregationist senators: 'He's better than this' Trump says Democrats are handing out subpoenas 'like they're cookies' MORE on Friday blasted MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” escalating a feud with the morning talk show's hosts.

Trump tweeted his attack minutes after Friday’s broadcast concluded, leaving the show without a chance to respond on-air.


He sent the tweets after co-host Mika Brzezinski said Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanTrump says Democrats are handing out subpoenas 'like they're cookies' The unexpected shadow of 1994, 25 years later Addressing climate change is a win for Republicans — why not embrace it? MORE (R-Wis.) "sold out" by endorsing Trump for president.

Host Joe Scarborough on Thursday criticized Trump’s aggressiveness, saying it exposes a lack of tact.

“He’s been, the last two or three weeks, especially shrill and seeming to actually get off his game,” Scarborough said. "I think the pressure only picks up between now and November. It gets tougher right now.

“If he thinks the same thing that happens in the Republican primary is going to help him win in the general election, he is just a rank amateur and he doesn’t know what he’s talking about.”

Trump has had a love-hate relationship with “Morning Joe” and its hosts throughout his presidential campaign.

Scarborough last month said Trump’s unpredictability is a liability.

“This weekend he was once again driving recklessly on the wrong side of the road and mindlessly running over any objects that got in his way,” the MSNBC host wrote in an op-ed for The Washington Post.

“I suspect that Trump will self-correct and once again prove his critics wrong. But the scattershot approach Trump employed this weekend after nailing down his party’s biggest prize raises the question: What’s up with Trump?”

Trump last month accused “Morning Joe” of turning “really hostile” against him.

Brzezinski and Scarborough have frequently interviewed Trump, though, and both anchors have at times complimented the businessman.

Scarborough in mid-May defended Trump after The New York Times ran stories critical of the candidate.

“The Times overreaches every time on Donald Trump and these types of stories,” he said, citing a controversial article on Trump’s treatment of women.