Trump tunes in to 'Morning Joe,' says he sees 'hatred and contempt'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpDemocrat calls on White House to withdraw ambassador to Belarus nominee TikTok collected data from mobile devices to track Android users: report Peterson wins Minnesota House primary in crucial swing district MORE in an early morning tweet on Tuesday said he watched the opening of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” and saw “hatred and contempt.”

"Watched the first 5 minutes of poorly rated Morning Psycho on MSDNC just to see if he is as 'nuts' as people are saying," Trump said, apparently referring to co-host Joe ScarboroughCharles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughEugene Robinson: US is 'the s---hole country that nobody wants people from' Davis: The Hall of Shame for GOP senators who remain silent on Donald Trump Hillicon Valley: NSA warns of new security threats | Teen accused of Twitter hack pleads not guilty | Experts warn of mail-in voting misinformation MORE.

"He’s worse. Such hatred and contempt!" he added. "I used to do his show all the time before the 2016 election, then cut him off. Wasn’t worth the effort, his mind is shot!"


Trump did not specify what sparked his tweet.

In a follow-up post, he said it is “amazing” that he was elected president “with such a totally corrupt and dishonest Lamestream Media going after me all day, and all night.”

“Either I’m really good, far better than the Fake News wants to admit, or they don’t have nearly the power as once thought!” he said.


Trump has frequently mocked the co-hosts of the MSNBC show, Scarborough and Mika BrzezinskiMika Emilie BrzezinskiThe Memo: Trump's Scarborough tweets unsettle his allies Fox's Perino presses Trump official on Scarborough tweets: 'How does this help the president win?' Cheney says Trump should stop tweeting Scarborough conspiracy MORE.

Last week, Scarborough, a former member of the GOP and a frequent Trump critic, said that "you can't be conservative and support Donald Trump."

The former congressman also claimed that "lifelong Republicans" told him they look at New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoCalifornia Dems back Yang after he expresses disappointment over initial DNC lineup New York may be undercounting coronavirus deaths in nursing homes: AP Cuomo calls on NYPD to 'step up' in enforcing coronavirus regulations at bars MORE's (D) response during the coronavirus pandemic and "they're like, 'God, there's a leader.'"

Scarborough has also said that media outlets should not carry the daily White House coronavirus task force briefings "because I'm afraid they're helping Donald Trump."

"They're not news," he said.

In response to Trump's latest tweets, Scarborough on Tuesday thanked the president for being the show's "most loyal viewer" and told him to "please get to work."

"Over 40,000 Americans have died from the pandemic," Scarborough tweeted. "America has the most gifted scientists, doctors, and technology leaders. Please use them and take charge of testing so we can get America working again! #USA"