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‘Morning Joe’ hosts credit Trump of blackmailing them with disastrous National Enquirer story

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski
Joe Scarborough and Mika

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Top White House staffers threatened a hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning
Joe” with a disastrous story in a National Enquirer unless the
hosts begged President Donald Trump to stop it, a hosts charged

The hosts, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, done the
allegations in a Washington Post
op-ed essay after a president
bashed them in tweets Thursday morning.

“This year, tip White House staff members warned that the
National Enquirer was formulation to tell a disastrous article
about us unless we begged a boss to have a story
spiked,” Scarborough and Brzezinski wrote. “We abandoned their
unfortunate pleas.”

Trump responded to a claim in a twitter Friday morning.

“Watched low rated @Morning_Joe for initial time in prolonged time,”
Trump tweeted.
“FAKE NEWS. He called me to stop a National Enquirer article. I
pronounced no! Bad show.”

Scarborough fast shot back.

“Yet another lie,” he tweeted
in response to Trump. “I have texts from your tip aides and phone
records. Also, those annals uncover we haven’t oral with we in
many months.”

The National Enquirer responded to Brzezinski, Scarborough, and
Trump in a statement

“At a commencement of June, we accurately reported a story that
recounted a attribute between Joe Scarborough and Mika
Brzezinski, a law of that is not in dispute,” Dylan Howard,
arch calm officer for a publication, pronounced in a statement.
“At no time did we bluster possibly Joe or Mika or their children
in tie with a stating on a story. We have no
believe of any discussions between a White House and Joe and
Mika about a story, and positively no impasse in those

Trump has had a quarrelsome attribute with a MSNBC hosts.
Before he ran for president, Trump was accessible with Brzezinski
and Scarborough, and they were primarily receptive to his
candidacy. But they have given pivoted to criticizing him heavily

The argument escalated this week when he tweeted that Brzezinski once
visited his Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago, while she was “bleeding
from a face-lift.”

The hosts discussed a allegations on a uncover Friday morning:

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