Joe Scarborough claims he has proof of Trump’s “blackmail” but MSNBC won’t show the goods


On Thursday morning, President Trump took to Twitter to blast “Morning Joe” hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski and thus set in motion a drama that promises to play into the weekend. In his initial tweet, Trump said Brzezinski was “bleeding bad from face-lift” during a New Year’s Eve trip to Mar-a-Lago.

In a press conference, House Speaker Paul Ryan remarked, “obviously, I don’t see that as an appropriate comment.” Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) tweeted, “this isn’t normal and beneath the dignity of the office.” Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), who republicans have been trying to get on-board with their health care bill, wrote “Stop it!” and “do you want to be remembered for your tweets or your accomplishments?”

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Then on Friday morning, the Washington Post ran an op-ed co-authored by Brzezinski and Scarborough claiming that “top White House staff members warned that the National Enquirer was planning to publish a negative article about us unless we begged the president to have the story spiked. We ignored their desperate pleas.” On their show, the hosts echoed those claims and detailed what they called “harassment” at the hands of the National Enquirer.

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Trump hit back on Twitter, saying that he watched the show and claimed that Scarborough had called him in order to stop the National Enquirer story but “I said no!”

In response, Scarborough claimed to “have texts from top aides.”

However, MSNBC has backed away from releasing the conversations. An MSNBC spokesperson told Rare that the company has no plans to release the conversations between Scarborough and White House aides. However, we were also informed that Joe Scarborough “kept management abreast of the situation [in regards to the National Enquirer story] as it developed.”

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