Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough respond to Trump's tweet: 'Donald Trump is not well'

Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough aren't taking President Trump's vicious tweets lying down saying "Donald Trump is not well" in both a Washington Post op-ed and on their morning show.

The couple delayed their vacation to respond on Morning Joe Friday saying, "It is unbelievably alarming that this president is so easily played by a cable news host. What is that saying to our allies? What is that saying to our enemies that this president is so easily played?"

President Trump blasted their show Thursday, called Brzezinski "crazy" and "low IQ," Scarborough a "psycho," and made it seem the pair ingratiated themselves with him while Brzezinski bled from a facelift.

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Pundits, politicians sound off on Trump's 'Mika' tweet
Mr. President, your tweet was beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics, not the greatness of America.
I do not think making fun of a woman's looks is acceptable. I get it every day of my life. I think that tweet is cruel - and unpresidential
The Insulter-in-Chief sinks to new lows -- and that's saying a lot. SAD and UNPRESIDENTIAL. https://t.co/xJxqseaGLl
Nobody could have foreseen that the 71 year old POTUS who's acted one way his entire life, and during campaign, would act that way as POTUS
Please just stop. This isn't normal and it's beneath the dignity of your office.
Here is a list of all the important policy priorities Trump advanced today by attacking Mika Brzezinski's bleeding face-lift:
FLOTUS Spox defends Trump tweet: "As [FLOTUS] stated publicly in the past, when her husband gets attacked he punches back 10 times harder."
Sarah Huckabee Sanders on President's tweet this morning: "This is a President who fights fire with fire"
This is not okay. As a female in politics I am often criticized for my looks. We should be working to empower women. https://t.co/sV6WDE0EUD
Good time to remind you that @MorningMika is smart as hell, stronger than any critic, & a role model for what we hope our daughters can be.
I guess it's coincidence that Trump's attacks on women always involve low intelligence, hysteria and blood.
@Rosie, @megynkelly, @CarlyFiorina, @morningmika, flat-chested women, Alicia Machado...long list of women Trump's attacked. He's disgusting.
MESSAGE DISCIPLINE! Today ALL comms coming out of WH shd be focused on #KatesLaw and #NoSanctuaryforCriminalsAct -- not cable TV hosts.
Shelley Moore Capito, a key GOP swing vote on health care, calls Trump's tweets about Mika "distasteful"
McCain on Trump tweets: "We've got all these issues and challenges in front of us and instead we're talking morning talk show hosts."
@BenSasse Do more than say please. He's not going to stop. He's 71, has the morals and management style of a mob bo… https://t.co/z1QQ9udUeT
.@SenatorLankford: "The President’s tweets today don't help our political or national discourse and do not provide a positive role model"
Paul Ryan on Trump's morning tweets: "Obviously, I don't see that as an appropriate comment." "https://t.co/9MvsyxZPzJ
The irony: @Morning_Joe — already a hot watch in the trump era — will get even bigger after this!
Quick reaction from 2 GOP Hill staffers to Trump attack on Mika: How does this help pass health care when he needs Murkowski and Collins?
Mika's tweet, by the way, has surpassed the president's in twitter popularity. https://t.co/gKbwl19St6
GOP Rep. Tom Reed on Trump's Mika Brzezinski tweets: "Maybe the intent is to distract from the health care debate" https://t.co/ggwGccYUum
Trump's tweet on Mika isn't just lashing out. He has long made a practice of humiliating women in public. Did it to Michelle Fields too.
We are competitors, but Joe and Mika deserve respect. Mister President this attack is beneath the dignity of your o… https://t.co/tDWFiOSg7C

In the Washington Post column entitled "Donald Trump is not well," the pair criticized Trump's behavior.

"America's leaders and allies are asking themselves yet again whether this man is fit to be president. We have our doubts, but we are both certain that the man is not mentally equipped to continue watching our show, 'Morning Joe.'"

Trump has an "unhealthy obsession" with their show, they write, and should keep his 60-inch-plus flat-screen TV tuned to Fox and Friends."

The pair asserts it wasn't them who repeatedly asked to attend Trump's New Year's Eve party, but rather him.

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"Mr. Trump also claims that Mika was 'bleeding badly from a face-lift.' That is also a lie." Indeed photographic evidence from two journalists show how she looked during the night in question.

On Morning Joe, Mika said, "I had my chin tweaked. The skin under my chin. I'm pretty transparent about what I do and I think it looks awesome."

And they conclude writing, "More significant is Mr. Trump's continued mistreatment of women. It is disturbing that the president of the United States keeps up his unrelenting assault on women."

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