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

President TrumpDonald TrumpSacha Baron Cohen calls out 'danger of lies, hate and conspiracies' in Golden Globes speech Sorkin uses Abbie Hoffman quote to condemn Capitol violence: Democracy is 'something you do' Ex-Trump aide Pierson planning run for Congress MORE took aim at MSNBC morning hosts Joe ScarboroughCharles (Joe) Joseph ScarboroughScarborough says comparisons of Capitol riot to summer protests irrelevant Scarborough: 'Pence is in fear for his life because of Donald J. Trump' Can the media regain credibility under Biden? MORE and Mika BrzezinskiMika Emilie BrzezinskiDe Blasio slams Cuomo: 'The bullying is nothing new' Brzezinski: 'You're not a patriot' if you don't support Trump impeachment Sean Penn jokes Russians hacked his hair in viral 'Morning Joe' appearance 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.


"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 HarrisBrown vows Democrats will 'find a way' to raise minimum wage Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson vs. Donald Trump: A serious comparison Exclusive: How Obama went to bat for Warren MORE (D-Calif.), whom presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden offers support to union organizing efforts Senate Democrats nix 'Plan B' on minimum wage hike Kavanaugh dismays conservatives by dodging pro-Trump election lawsuits 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 BartiromoGaetz suggests DeSantis could run for president in 2024 if Trump is out of the picture Bartiromo, Pirro, Dobbs file to dismiss Smartmatic lawsuits Fox News labels .7B Smartmatic defamation suit 'meritless' in motion to dismiss MORE on Thursday morning.


"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.