By NICK GASS – – – – – —
Donald Trump laced into the hosts of MSNBC’s morning show anew on Monday, accusing one of co-hosts of being “neurotic” and a “mess” and both of them as being “two clowns.”
“Tried watching low-rated @Morning_Joe this morning, unwatchable! @morningmika is off the wall, a neurotic and not very bright mess!” Trump tweeted Monday, referring specifically to Mika Brzezinski, in response to the first hour and 20 minutes of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
Minutes after his initial tweet, Trump offered another personal broadside.
“Some day, when things calm down, I’ll tell the real story of @JoeNBC and his very insecure long-time girlfriend, @morningmika. Two clowns!” Trump tweeted, a day after campaign manager Kellyanne Conway insisted that he “doesn’t hurl personal insults.”
The show offered its usual criticism of the GOP nominee, returning from one commercial break to the tune of “Everything Is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie,” as a clip of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus telling ABC on Sunday that Trump had a “great week” and is “getting into a groove.”
“Everything’s awesome,” Brzezinski said. “Everything’s awesome,” co-host Joe Scarborough repeated.
Brzezinski offered, “This is the part I don’t understand. You just have to look at this as an opportunity, right? You can’t pretend this is OK.”
Scarborough mocked Trump in response, tweeting, “@HillaryClinton is targeting key swing states today while Trump starts his day obsessed with cable news hosts while channeling Gawker. SAD!”
Trump’s tweets come just a day after his new campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, told ABC News that he doesn’t attack people personally.
“He doesn’t hurl personal insults,” she said.