Joe Scarborough Mocks Trump for Tweeting About Him During a Pandemic
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough responded to a tweet from the President live on air on Tuesday. Not for the first time, Donald Trump took time to attack the Morning Joe host – but this time his criticism came as the U.S. struggles with a global pandemic.
“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. “He’s worse. Such hatred and contempt! 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!”
Watched the first 5 minutes of poorly rated Morning Psycho on MSDNC just to see if he is as “nuts” as people are saying. He’s worse. Such hatred and contempt! 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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2020
Scarborough picked up on the tweet shortly after it was sent and mocked Trump for his ‘support’.
“Hey Donald, thank you, again, for your support,” Scarborough said. “We appreciate you watching and appreciate that, in the middle of a pandemic, you actually have enough time to watch our show and then tweet about it. And yes, this year, the ratings have — even before this pandemic, the best ever, and we thank you.”
Co-host Mika Brzezinski was less mocking in her reaction. She appeared genuinely dismayed and angry with the President.
“This is your President, ladies and gentlemen,” Brzezinski said. “While tens of thousands of people have died, and there is suffering across the board in hospitals and hot spots across the country and there is not the testing that Americans need, and the President refuses to do what needs to be done to get testing across the board. He’s doing this.”
Scarborough read the tweet from his phone in an insulting tone and explained that Trump still watches the show.
Watch the video above, via MSNBC.