Trump hits MSNBC's Donny Deutsch over new TV show

President TrumpDonald John TrumpZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Trump leaning toward keeping a couple hundred troops in eastern Syria: report Warren says making Israel aid conditional on settlement building is 'on the table' MORE on Sunday lashed out at MSNBC host Donny Deutsch, who has recently launched his own politics-themed show on the cable network. 

Trump criticized Deutsch, while bragging that the MSNBC host would ask to be on "The Apprentice" back when the president hosted the reality game show. 

"So funny to watch Little Donny Deutsch on TV with his own failing show. When I did The Apprentice, Donny would call me (along with @ErinBurnett & others) and BEG to be on that VERY successful show. He had the TV 'bug' & I would let him come on though he (& Erin) had very little TV talent," Trump said in a series of tweets Sunday evening. 

"Then, during the 2016 Election, I would watch as Joe ScarboroughCharles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughScarborough, Brzezinski honor Cummings as 'true patriot fighting for justice and truth' MSNBC's Scarborough hits back at Trump: 'History will be kind' to Romney MSNBC signs Alicia Menendez as weekend anchor MORE & his very angry Psycho wife(?) would push Donny to the point of total humiliation. He would never fight back because he wanted to stay on TV, even on a very low rated show, all in the name of ambition!" he wrote.

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Trump's tweets follow Deutsch's Friday remarks on "Morning Joe" that Trump supporters "own the blood that happens."

“I think that’s the message that’s got to get out there: 'You own it. You own the blood that happens. You own Charlottesville. You can’t do it. You get the whole package,' " Deutsch said, referring to Charlottesville, Va., the site of a 2017 white supremacist rally that turned deadly.

A spokesperson for MSNBC was not immediately available for comment. 

The comments came after two mass shootings in less than 48 hours in two states killed 31 people. 

Shortly after his tweets targeting Deutsch, Trump tweeted that "many incredible things" are happening for the nation. 

"After years of being ripped off by other nations on both Trade Deals and the Military, things are changing fast. Big progress is being made. America is respected again. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!," he tweeted after his attack on Deutsch.