Trump Goes Off on Morning Joe, Calls Mika Brzezinski ‘Psycho’: ‘They Helped Get Me Elected’

President Donald Trump ridiculed MSNBC’s Morning Joe via a Tuesday morning tweet, calling out what he deemed to be flagging ratings and referring to co-host Mika Brezizinksi as “Psycho.”

Mr. Trump was elected president in November of 2016 and, with that role, is considered by many to be the “leader of the free world” and “Commander in Chief” of U.S. Military. And yet, the media-focused resident of the White House still finds ample time for his hobby as a media critic.

Trump appeared many times on Morning Joe during the run-up to the 2016 general election, which earned criticism by some that the MSNBC morning show was somehow carrying water for, or normalizing, Trump’s run as a very non-traditional candidate. Or as Trump claimed via tweet: “they helped get me elected.”

During the election, Morning Joe’s point of view changed rather dramatically to one that consistently voiced harsh criticism of the president — and eventually often suggested mental illness. Not surprisingly, Trump has stopped appearing on the show, which he believes is behind the crashed ratings and “very small audience.” Trump tweeted:

Trump is known to be something of a connoisseur of cable news programming, and his favorite show has been reported to be Fox & Friends. Unless there was any confusion about Trump’s favorite morning show, he followed by tweeting:

Are Morning Joe’s ratings down? Well not really. The first three months of 2019 saw the MSNBC program enjoy record viewership, while CNN and Fox News shows were down from 2018. Morning Joe’s second-quarter numbers are down only slightly from Q1, and that seasonal dip was rather insignificant: Joe and Mika still enjoy more than 1 million viewers per day on average.

UPDATE: Trump continued tweeting!

UPDATE: Brzezinski fired back with a few tweets of her own after rebuking Trump’s attacks on air.

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