Scarborough fires back at Trump

Scarborough fires back at Trump
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“Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough said President Trump was making "yet another lie" on Friday with comments about the National Enquirer.

Just as the MSNBC show was to go off the air on Friday, Trump tweeted that Scarborough had called to get him to stop a negative story that was to be published in the Enquirer.

“Yet another lie. I have texts from your top aides and phone records. Also, those records show I haven't spoken with you in many months,” Scarborough tweeted.

 

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“Why do you keep lying about things that are so easily disproven? What is wrong with you?” he added in a second tweet.

 

The back-and-forth continued a feud that intensified Thursday after Trump attacked Scarborough's co-host and fiancée, Mike Brzezinski, with a tweet that insulted her intelligence and described her as showing up at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort bleeding from a face lift.

Scarborough and Brzezinski were relatively quiet during the storm of controversy Thursday over Trump's tweet, but broke off their vacation to offer a full response on Friday.

This included a Washington Post op-ed in which they two wrote that White House staff had warned that a negative story about them would be published in the Enquirer unless they "begged" for it to be stopped. The two hosts wrote that they "ignored their desperate pleas."

The president disputed the hosts' claims that he had threatened bad publicity against them.

 

The hosts also addressed Trump’s friendship with National Enquirer owner David Pecker.

“The president is friends with the guy that runs the National Enquirer” and would personally call to have the story killed, Scarborough said, adding “three people at the very top of the administration” repeatedly pressed him to offer an apology to Trump.