Donald Trump accuses 'Morning Joe' anchors Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough of affair

Source: AP
Source: AP

Donald Trump on Monday morning took to Twitter to accuse the hosts of MSNBC's Morning Joe of having an affair — an attack that appears to have ended the Republican presidential nominee's attempt at a more contrite persona.

"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 of Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough.

Right before accusing the pair of an affair — an unconfirmed rumor that's been circulating for months — Trump warmed up with a tweet calling Brzezinski "a neurotic and not very bright mess!"

Scarborough responded to Trump's attacks by calling his gossip-mongering an unproductive use of the Republican standard-bearer's time.

Last week, Trump attempted to express regret for past comments, saying that in the "heat of the debate" he may not have chosen "the right words." 

For a few days, he held off on insults and even attempted to reach out to communities of color.

And on Sunday, Trump's new campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, said Trump "doesn't hurl personal insults."

How likely are you to make Mic your go-to news source?

Emily C. Singer

Emily C. Singer, née Cahn, is a senior writer for Mic covering politics. She is based in New York and can be reached at esinger@mic.com

MORE FROM

Hillary Clinton says Republicans will be the "death party" if they pass health care bill

Hillary Clinton spoke out against the Republican's proposed bill on Twitter.

It's time to redefine the clitoris, according to sex education experts

"Words matter. They shape and mold our ideas and beliefs about our purpose, our bodies, our self-worth and our place in the world around us."

Al-Jazeera becomes a target amid Qatar diplomatic crisis

Gulf states are demanding the broadcaster be shut down.

5 blocks of London apartments to be evacuated over potentially flammable cladding

800 North London apartments will be evacuated following a fire inspection that turned up evidence that the buildings could be unsafe.

Tomi Lahren wants to rally women to her side after criticizing feminists and "pro-choicers"

"My view on abortion is not black-and-white," Lahren said.

These 5 states are drafting laws to limit protests on college campuses

The legislation is intended to protect free speech on campus.

Hillary Clinton says Republicans will be the "death party" if they pass health care bill

Hillary Clinton spoke out against the Republican's proposed bill on Twitter.

It's time to redefine the clitoris, according to sex education experts

"Words matter. They shape and mold our ideas and beliefs about our purpose, our bodies, our self-worth and our place in the world around us."

Al-Jazeera becomes a target amid Qatar diplomatic crisis

Gulf states are demanding the broadcaster be shut down.

5 blocks of London apartments to be evacuated over potentially flammable cladding

800 North London apartments will be evacuated following a fire inspection that turned up evidence that the buildings could be unsafe.

Tomi Lahren wants to rally women to her side after criticizing feminists and "pro-choicers"

"My view on abortion is not black-and-white," Lahren said.

These 5 states are drafting laws to limit protests on college campuses

The legislation is intended to protect free speech on campus.