'Donald Trump is not well,' say Brzezinski and Scarborough

‘Donald Trump is not well,’ say Brzezinski and Scarborough


One day after being attacked by US President Donald Trump, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough are trying to turn the national conversation around, making it about the president’s “erratic behavior” and his emotional health.
“We’re OK. The country is not,” Scarborough said on Friday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC.
Brzezinski said Trump’s behaviour was “frightening and really sad for our country.”
Scarborough said the president has a “disturbing obsession with Mika.”
“He attacks women because he fears women,” Scarborough said.
One of their guests, advertising executive Donny Deutsch, said the president is “not of sound mind.”
Summing up the tone of the discussion, Brzezinski said, “I’m really worried.”
“Morning Joe” hosts and guests have repeatedly raised questions about the president’s mental state and his fitness for the job.
Brzezinski and Scarborough returned to that theme on Friday with a Washington Post column titled “Donald Trump is not well.”
“President Trump launched personal attacks against us Thursday, but our concerns about his unmoored behaviour go far beyond the personal,” the pair wrote in the column. “America’s leaders and allies are asking themselves yet again whether this man is fit to be president. We have our doubts, but we are both certain that the man is not mentally equipped to continue watching our show, ‘Morning Joe.'”
Brzezinski and Scarborough quipped that Trump should exclusively watch the pro-Trump morning show “Fox & Friends.”
The president claims not to watch “Morning Joe,” but Brzezinski and Scarborough don’t believe him.
Scarborough usually writes a Friday column for the Post. With Trump’s tweets taking over the news cycle on Thursday, he decided to co-author it with Brzezinski, his fiancee and co-host.
The pair made the point that Trump’s insults were not only offensive, they were factually inaccurate.
Trump said the pair “came to Mar-a-Lago three nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me.”
“That is false,” Brzezinski and Scarborough said in Friday’s column.
Trump also said “she was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!”
“Putting aside Mr. Trump’s never-ending obsession with women’s blood, Mika and her face were perfectly intact, as pictures from that night reveal,” they said in the column. “And though it is no one’s business, the president’s petulant personal attack against yet another woman’s looks compels us to report that Mika has never had a face-lift. If she had, it would be evident to anyone watching ‘Morning Joe’ on their high-definition TV. She did have a little skin under her chin tweaked, but this was hardly a state secret. Her mother suggested she do so, and all those around her were aware of this mundane fact.”
With regard to the New Year’s Eve visit, which was reported at the time, Brzezinski and Scarborough asserted that Trump was actually wooing them, trying to get the hosts to come visit him, not the other way around. -CNN


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