Morning Joe Responds Live to Trump’s Ratings Attack: ‘Get Some Sleep. We’re Sad For You. He’s Not Doing Well’
Morning Joe reacted to President Donald Trump‘s latest tweet slamming their show for its ratings live on MSNBC Thursday, and the first response from Joe Scarborough was: “get some sleep.”
Wow, @foxandfriends is blowing away the competition in the morning ratings. Morning Joe is a dead show with very few people watching and sadly, Fake News CNN is also doing poorly. Too much hate and inaccurately reported stories – too predictable!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 2, 2018
Since Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski figured the president, an avid cable news viewer, could be watching that moment, they decided to have some fun with him.
“If it’s true nobody is watching us anymore, we know based on your staff members that we have at least one viewer every morning, and we thank you Donald,” Scarborough said mockingly. “We can always count on you. How are you doing? Get some sleep. We’re sad for you. He’s not doing well.”
Getting back on track, Scarborough said Trump could do the country a “great favor” by sitting down with Robert Mueller since it will likely expedite the end of the Russia investigation, whether it goes well for him or not. This turned into a conversation with justice analyst Matthew Miller, with Scarborough noting “how little confidence Donald Trump’s own lawyers have in him” because they think he can’t handle a full-length interview with Mueller.
“If I were Trump, I’d be insulted,” Scarborough said.
Brzezinski noted that Trump’s legal team’s reaction to the president’s behavior says a lot about where they stand.
“It appears – and many would deduce – that his lawyers think he’s a moron, and his tweets indicate that he’s very afraid, tweeting all night long, tweeting about morning shows. I mean, this is unhinged behavior and someone who keeps tweet being this investigation as he could push it away with I don’t know, trying to manipulate the press.”
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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