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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden on Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power: 'What country are we in?' Romney: 'Unthinkable and unacceptable' to not commit to peaceful transition of power Two Louisville police officers shot amid Breonna Taylor grand jury protests MORE took aim at MSNBC morning hosts Joe ScarboroughCharles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughScarborough calls on Cuomo to walk back statement he made about Trump: 'Out of bounds' Mika Brzezinski: 'Super grossed out' by Trump speech attendees 'who put their lives at risk' Democrats tear into Trump's 'deep state' tweet: His 'lies and recklessness' have 'killed people' MORE and Mika BrzezinskiMika Emilie BrzezinskiMika Brzezinski: 'Super grossed out' by Trump speech attendees 'who put their lives at risk' Trump hurls insults at Harris, Ocasio-Cortez and other women Trump targets 'Complete psycho' Scarborough, 'ditzy airhead' Brzezinski while praising 'Fox & Friends' 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 HarrisHarris faces pivotal moment with Supreme Court battle Nearly 40 Democratic senators call for climate change questions in debates Joe Biden has long forgotten North Carolina: Today's visit is too late MORE (D-Calif.), whom presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden on Trump's refusal to commit to peaceful transfer of power: 'What country are we in?' Democratic groups using Bloomberg money to launch M in Spanish language ads in Florida Harris faces pivotal moment with Supreme Court battle 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 BartiromoBiden's team says he views election against Trump as 'Park Avenue vs. Scranton' Ex-NFL player running for House as Republican blasts Democrats as 'narcissists and sociopaths' Cruz says he wouldn't accept Supreme Court nomination 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.