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Trump targets 'Complete psycho' Scarborough, 'ditzy airhead' Brzezinski while praising 'Fox & Friends'

President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump DOJ demanded metadata on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses, Apple says Putin says he's optimistic about working with Biden ahead of planned meeting Biden meets Queen Elizabeth for first time as president MORE took aim at MSNBC morning hosts Joe ScarboroughCharles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughScarborough, Greenwald trade insults on Twitter over rise of Trump Biden's poor TV ratings against Trump is exactly what this administration wants Mayor de Blasio announces New York City to 'fully reopen' on July 1 MORE and Mika BrzezinskiMika Emilie BrzezinskiHarris shares advice for women she mentors The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Citizens' Climate Lobby - Clock winding down on bipartisan infrastructure deal Mayor de Blasio announces New York City to 'fully reopen' on July 1 MORE early Thursday, with the president calling Scarborough "a complete psycho" and co-host Brzezinski "his ditzy airhead wife" while praising rival "Fox & Friends." 

"Very poor morning TV ratings for MSDNC’s Morning Joe, headed by a complete Psycho named Joe Scarborough and his ditzy airhead wife, Mika, and also @CNN, headed by complete unknowns," Trump tweeted to his more than 85 million followers.

"Congratulations to @foxandfriends on dominating the mornings (thank you President Trump!)."

It is not known what prompted the tweet, which later drew a response from Brzezinski.

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"You called me ditzy. What’s your thing with women? You have a lot of problems with women," she said during the program.

"You’re scared of them or something. I think the Kamala [Harris] thing has you freaked out," she added, referring to Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisMeghan McCain: Harris 'sounded like a moron' discussing immigration I visited the border and the vice president should too Texas governor announces plan to build southern border wall MORE (D-Calif.), whom presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenPutin says he's optimistic about working with Biden ahead of planned meeting How the infrastructure bill can help close the digital divide Biden meets Queen Elizabeth for first time as president MORE has selected as his running mate. Trump has repeatedly criticized Harris since the announcement earlier this week.

The president also appeared on Fox Business for an interview with "Mornings with Maria" anchor Maria BartiromoMaria Sara BartiromoThe US can solve the border crisis by decoupling from China Democrats control the language of politics and culture — but for how long? Stefanik: Cheney is 'looking backwards' MORE on Thursday morning.

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"Morning Joe" has been highly critical of Trump since May 2016 after the former NBC "Apprentice" star and real estate mogul captured the GOP presidential nomination. Throughout the 2015-2016 primaries, Scarborough and Brzezinski were criticized primarily from the left for being too friendly with Trump during his regular appearances on the program.

Trump has also praised "Fox & Friends" for its ratings on several occasions. The Fox News morning program averaged 1.5 million viewers in July, while "Morning Joe" averaged 1.3 million and CNN's "New Day" had 633,000 for the month.