President Donald Trump took to his favorite social media platform on Tuesday morning to rant about a cable news program that has been highly critical of him since he took office.
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, as well as with possibly closing all ports of entry for immigrants and the unknown situation of North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un happening, Trump still made time to talk about the “Morning Joe” program on MSNBC.
“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!” Trump wrote in a tweet about the show.
The president recognized that the program had been one he used to appear regularly on during the 2016 presidential race.
“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!” Trump said.
Scarborough responded to Trump, quoting his tweet though not engaging in a direct response to its context. Instead, the MSNBC host took Trump to task for apparently not doing his job.
Donald, thanks for being our most loyal viewer. Now please get to work. Over 40,000 Americans have died from the pandemic. America has the most gifted scientists, doctors, and technology leaders. Please use them and take charge of testing so we can get America working again! #USA https://t.co/2iNnoIRJLX
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) April 21, 2020
“Donald, thanks for being our most loyal viewer. Now please get to work,” Scarborough said, noting that “over 40,000 Americans have died from the pandemic” so far.
“America has the most gifted scientists, doctors, and technology leaders,” Scarborough added. “Please use them and take charge of testing so we can get America working again!”
In addition to ranting about Scarborough, Trump also took time on Monday morning to brag about the television ratings he’s had for press conferences during the crisis, as well as to note his high approval ratings within his own political party.
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