UPDATE 9:40 a.m.:

Joe Scarborough is striking back, tweeting about President Donald Trump's latest tweets this a.m. about the hosts of Morning Joe. Honestly, this drama is juicier than anything the Real Housewives have ever done.

Scarborough called out Trump for lying in a tweet this morning and revealed that he has receipts in the form of "texts from your top aides and phone records."


Our president is in a full-blown Twitter fight with morning show host. Think about that.

Democracy dies in the dark? No. Democracy dies on the internet.

UPDATE 9:20 a.m.:

Well. President Trump just proved Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough's point by tweeting about their show this morning, He also claimed Scarborough called him, asking to "stop a National Enquirer article," presumably about the newly-engaged couple's relationship.


Mr. President, put down the phone. Step away from the television. By the way, how is your healthcare bill going? Maybe you should focus on that, Donny.


After yesterday's sh*tshow where President Trump tweeted about Mika Brzezinski having a 'bleeding face-lift,' she and co-host/fiancé Joe Scarborough returned to the Morning Joe show to address the president.


Brzezinski, who was on the receiving end of the president's nasty tweet-storm that insulted her IQ and her appearance, clarified that she is doing okay after being singled out.

"I’m fine. My family brought me up really tough," said the mother of two. (Her father is diplomat Zbigniew Brzezinski.)


"Unfortunately, we’ve learned what we’ve always learned. He for some reason takes things very personally with women. He’s so much worse with women," Joe Scarborough added. "He attacks women."

And as far as those face-lift rumors go? Brzezinski took a moment to clear that up too.

"Speaking of my face … I had my chin tweaked," Brzezinski said, responding to Trumps face-lift claims. "I’m pretty transparent about what I do and I think it looks great."


Honestly, same.

Brzezinski and Scarborough, who once had a close relationship with the president, also published an op-ed in The Washington Post early Friday morning aptly titled "Donald Trump Is Not Well."

In it, the pair wrote that Trump has an "unhealthy obsession" with their show, and that they feel that he is "not mentally equipped" to watch it if it elicits such a strong response.


They wrote:

"It is disturbing that the president of the United States keeps up his unrelenting assault on women. From his menstruation musings about Megyn Kelly, to his fat-shaming treatment of a former Miss Universe, to his braggadocio claims about grabbing women’s genitalia, the 45th president is setting the poorest of standards for our children."

They also claimed that Trump lied about the specific events of the "bloody face-lift" evening in question, and gave their own account of how that night in Mar-a-Lago went:


The president-elect invited us both to dinner on Dec. 30. Joe attended because Mika did not want to go. After listening to the president-elect talk about his foreign policy plans, Joe was asked by a disappointed Mr. Trump the next day if Mika could also visit Mar-a-Lago that night. She reluctantly agreed to go. After we arrived, the president-elect pulled us into his family’s living quarters with his wife, Melania, where we had a pleasant conversation. We politely declined his repeated invitations to attend a New Year’s Eve party, and we were back in our car within 15 minutes.


They concluded the op-ed by noting that they do have over a decade of "some fond memories" with President Trump, but his recent behavior forced them to cut personal and professional ties with the reality-star-turned-leader-of-the-free-world:

"We, too, have noticed a change in his behavior over the past few years. Perhaps that is why we were neither shocked nor insulted by the president’s personal attack. The Donald Trump we knew before the campaign was a flawed character but one who still seemed capable of keeping his worst instincts in check."