According to a report by The New York Post, co-hosts of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" — Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski — have postponed their previously scheduled fourth of July holiday vacation in order to fire back at Trump after his Thursday tweets which demolished the duo over mental health and physical appearance.
Thursday saw Trump attack Scarborough and Brzezinski in a scathing Twitter tirade.
Trump wrote, "I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!"
A source at MSNBC purportedly told NY Post staffers that “Joe and Mika were supposed to start their July 4th weekend early by taking Friday off — but following Trump’s tweet, they postponed their trip by day so they can be back on air Friday morning to sling some ‘bad blood’ back at Trump.”
Conservative syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh on Thursday night seemed to confirm the Mar-a-Lago incident, but revealed that the incident took place in 2012 — four years before Trump became president — but made no mention of a "bleeding" facelift.
Limbaugh said, "It was 2012. So five years ago, and I believe it was a Friday afternoon. I’m sitting here minding my own business, and I get a note that Mika Brzezinski and Scarborough are in town. There’s something going on in town that they’re here, they’re here making an appearance. It might have been Horowitz’s Restoration Weekend or some such thing as that. I think it was at The Breakers. And they asked to come by.”
“I met Scarborough a long, long time ago,” Limbaugh added. “He was a member of the freshman class in 1994. I had never met Mika Brzezinski.”
Limbaugh later explained that in 2017, he was visiting the White House with wife Kathryn. He said, "We got there right at five o’clock, right as Trump was meeting with the Tuesday group, a group of Republican House members. There were 17 'no' votes. We watched the whole thing, right off Oval Office. He converted 16 of those votes to 'yes' votes. ... At dinner, I don’t know how it came up, he asked me if I knew Scarborough and I said, 'Yeah, I’ve met him.' He said, 'Those two are weird.' And I just sat there. He said, 'Yeah, New Year’s Eve, they call, they begged to come to Mar-a-Lago. They want to be around me. They come to Mar-a-Lago. I said, ‘I gotta let ’em in, I’m president-elect, they want to come.’ I didn’t want them there, but they wanted to come. And they hang out for all three days, and I kind of felt obligated to have 'em.'"
Limbaugh noted that Scarborough and Brzezinski had been "going after" him for years, but he's brushed it off.
He couldn't say the same for Trump, who he called a "fighter."
Note: Original article edited for transcription clarity.