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There’s a new chapter to the current Donald Trump vs. Morning Joe drama. In a Washington Post op-ed, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough say simply, “Donald Trump is not well.” They publicly revealed top Trump staffers privately threatened them:

The president’s unhealthy obsession with our show has been in the public record for months, and we are seldom surprised by his posting nasty tweets about us. During the campaign, the Republican nominee called Mika “neurotic” and promised to attack us personally after the campaign ended. This year, top White House staff members warned that the National Enquirer was planning to publish a negative article about us unless we begged the president to have the story spiked. We ignored their desperate pleas.

Incredibly, Donald Trump himself responded on Twitter (where else?!) and confirmed that there was a conversation about a National Enquirer article. He also seemingly confirmed that he does have some editorial control over what goes in this tabloid!

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Scarborough wasted no time in calling this a flat-out lie and said he has the receipts:

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And right on cue this morning, check out the National Enquirer this morning:

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