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You might call the story of the Trump vs. Morning Joe feud a distraction, but it’s important because we’re watching the traditional news media melt down into complete irrelevancy. Lie after lie, and unprofessional behavior over and over, characterizes these dinosaurs. This is not the 50s and they don’t have a monopoly anymore.
I was reading somewhere yesterday the opinion of some law professor, probably (((Lawrence Tribe))), that President Trump was guilty of blackmailing Morning Joe and it was implied that he be arrested, tried, and thrown in prison. That’s what you’d expect a liberal to say.
Former Republican, fake conservative politician turned TV host, “Morning Joe” Scarborough had claimed that Trump had tried to blackmail him. That set off all sorts of talk about Trump the blackmailer facing criminal charges and removal from office.
Impeachment is never far from the mind of the liberal.
According to Dimwit Joe, Trump offered to quash a National Enquirer story about Joe and Mika’s illicit romance in exchange for favorable coverage on their TV show.
Everyone who engages in a feud with Trump ends up in deep trouble. Trump supporters are taking a close look at the circumstances surrounding Scarborough’s resignation from Congress not long after his alleged mistress was found dead in his office. Read more about Joe’s scandal at the Daily Kos.
Joe Scarborough lied when he said that the White House threatened to have a nasty article about him and co-host Mika Brzezinski printed in the National Enquirer, it has been alleged.
On Friday, Scarborough and Brzezinski, who are also engaged, said Donald Trump’s staff demanded they apologize to him for their unfavorable coverage or face an Enquirer story about their relationship.
But both the White House and Trump have denied that – and say that Scarborough went to Jared Kushner begging for help with the expose, Fox News reported.
Morning Joe host Scarborough, who is friendly with the president’s close aide, approached Kushner because he hoped the president would be able to help, sources claimed.
Trump is a long-time friend of David Pecker, who is the chief executive of American Media, which owns the tabloid.
Kushner said Scarborough should talk to the president directly, at which point the host said he couldn’t because Trump was mad at his coverage on Morning Joe.
‘Well then, maybe you should apologize,’ Kushner reportedly told Scarborough.
That story was agreed upon by two White Hosue sources who told the Daily Beast that Scarborough had ‘calmly sought’ advice from Kushner, who ‘recommended he speak with the president.’
‘This is getting blown up on Twitter and elsewhere as some kind of blackmail operation,’ one of the sources said.
‘The truth is far more mundane. In this case, Joe was talking to Jared about his [bad] relationship with the president and a Enquirer hit piece he was uneasy about.’
Trump had made a similar claim an hour after Scarborough and Brzezinski accused his staff of blackmail on Friday.
‘Watched low rated @Morning Joe for first time in long time,’ he tweeted. ‘FAKE NEWS. He called me to stop a National Enquirer article. I said no! Bad show.’
After the president’s tweet, Scarborough replied: ‘Yet another lie. I have texts from your top aides and phone records. Also, those records show I haven’t spoken with you in many months.’
‘Why do you keep lying about things that are so easily disproven? What is wrong with you?’ he asked.
Trump, who made the tweets just before going into an Oval Office meeting with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea, did not reply.
Scarborough said on Friday’s program that three senior White House officials told him: ‘If you call the president up and you apologize for your coverage, then he will pick up the phone and basically spike this story.
‘The response was like, are you kidding me?’ he said.
Brzezinski said that their home had been staked out and that they had received multiple calls from the White House trying to blackmail them into apologizing to Trump.
She said they then decided: ‘Screw it, let them run it… We’re not calling.’
The National Enquirer did run a story about their relationship on June 5, 2017, almost a month after they confirmed their engagement and dished about their love story to Vanity Fair.
It claimed that the couple ‘started hooking up while married to other people’ and ‘used ironclad divorce deals to keep their dirty secret!’
Brzezinski also claimed the tabloid called her children, her ex-husband and her close friends.
The Enquirer said in a statement after the Trump-Scarborough dispute on Twitter that the ‘truth’ of its report is not and never was in dispute.
Allegedly, even many Trump supporters want him to stop Tweeting. I doubt it. Anyway, he’s signaling he’s not going to stop:
UPDATE: LATEST TRUMP TWEET!
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