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

President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger welcomes baby boy Tennessee lawmaker presents self-defense bill in 'honor' of Kyle Rittenhouse Five things to know about the New York AG's pursuit of Trump 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 Scarborough'Morning Joe' hosts mock Trump De Blasio to decide 'very soon' on possible gubernatorial bid Ocasio-Cortez: Democrats need to to 'crack down' on 'old boys club' in Senate 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 BrzezinskiJill Biden: 'We need more women on the Supreme Court' Ex-NBC anchor Kasie Hunt to join CNN Biden nominates Mark Brzezinski to be U.S. ambassador to Poland 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 CuomoHochul raises .6 million since launching gubernatorial campaign Former aide says she felt 'abandoned' by Democrats who advanced Garcetti nomination as ambassador to India De Blasio says he won't run for New York governor 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"