President Trump shot back at MSNBC Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski with more tweet accusations Friday morning, but Scarborough says he has evidence to refute him.
The disagreement arose over a claim made in a scathing Washington Post article written by Scarborough and his fiancee Brzezinski questioning the mental fitness of the president. In the post, they say that White House aides repeatedly called them to warn them that a damaging story would be published in The Inquirer unless they apologized to Trump. They say they refused.
But Trump gave his version of the story on Twitter, saying,"FAKE NEWS. He called me to stop a National Enquirer article. I said no! Bad show[.]"
Watched low rated @Morning_Joe for first time in long time. FAKE NEWS. He called me to stop a National Enquirer article. I said no! Bad show— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1498827308.0
Scarborough shot back that the president was lying, and that he had proof.
"Yet another lie," he tweeted. "I have texts from your top aides and phone records. Also, those records show I haven't spoken with you in many months."
Yet another lie. I have texts from your top aides and phone records. Also, those records show I haven't spoken with… https://t.co/7BdZ6CrD7C— Joe Scarborough (@Joe Scarborough)1498827740.0
The New York Magazine said sources told them a story that fit Trump's version more closely. "In mid-April, Scarborough texted with Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner about the pending Enquirer story," they reported. "Kushner told Scarborough that he would need to personally apologize to Trump in exchange for getting Enquirer owner David Pecker to stop the story. (A spokesperson for Kushner declined to comment)."
But whether Scarborough has personal evidence, MSNBC told a Politico reporter they would not be releasing whatever proof they have.
"Why do you keep lying about things that are so easily disproven?" Scarborough added. "What is wrong with you?"
Why do you keep lying about things that are so easily disproven? What is wrong with you? https://t.co/aAoUj5HYZS— Joe Scarborough (@Joe Scarborough)1498827820.0