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MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' Sets Viewership Mark After Tweets

President Trump and "Morning Joe" hosts trade accusations about pressure to get a tabloid story spiked

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    Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” spoke out a day after President Donald Trump attacked her and Joe Scarborough on Twitter. Brzezinski said Trump's insult followed a joke she made on her show about the fake Time magazine cover that was reported to be hanging in at least four of Trump’s golf clubs. "It is unbelievably alarming that this president is so easily played…by a cable news host. What is that saying to our allies, to our enemies?" Brzezinski said. (Published Friday, June 30, 2017)

    Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski reached their biggest audience ever when they talked Friday about President Donald Trump's tweets about their show.

    The Nielsen company said Wednesday that 1.66 million people watched the MSNBC morning show the day after the tweets. That narrowly beat the show's previous record, which came the day after Trump was elected last year.

    Trump, in denouncing the show last week, wrote that Brzezinski was "bleeding badly from a facelift" when he saw them around the New Year.

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    In a pair of tweets, Trump went after Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, who've criticized Trump on their MSNBC show "Morning Joe."

    (Published Thursday, June 29, 2017)

    Friday's "Morning Joe" proved more popular than Trump's favorite morning show, "Fox & Friends." Even Trump tweeted that he watched "Morning Joe" on Friday.

    So far this year, "Morning Joe" is averaging 896,000 viewers, typically running second behind Fox News Channel's morning show.

    Scarborough and Brzezinski delayed a holiday vacation to address Trump's tweets on Friday.