Donald Trump and senior White House aides may have colluded with the National Enquirer to blackmail Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, according to a bombshell from the Morning Joe hosts. Um, shouldn’t Congress investigate this and find out which aides are involved?
Scarborough said that “three people at the very top of the administration” threatened him with a bad story in the National Enquirer unless he apologized to President Trump, CNN reports.
Scarborough: “We got a call that, ‘Hey, the National Enquirer is going to run a negative story against you guys…’ And they said, ‘If you call the president up, and you apologize for your coverage, then he will pick up the phone and basically spike this story.”
“The calls kept coming and kept coming, and they were like ‘Call. You need to call. Please call. Come on, Joe. Just pick up the phone and call him,’” Scarborough added.
Brzezenski said the National Enquirer was also harassing her children.
Donald Trump tweeted: “Watched low rated @Morning_Joe for first time in long time. FAKE NEWS. He called me to stop a National Enquirer article. I said no! Bad show”
Watched low rated @Morning_Joe for first time in long time. FAKE NEWS. He called me to stop a National Enquirer article. I said no! Bad show
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 30, 2017
Scarborough shot back: “Yet another lie. I have texts from your top aides and phone records. Also, those records show I haven’t spoken with you in many months.”
Yet another lie. I have texts from your top aides and phone records. Also, those records show I haven't spoken with you in many months. https://t.co/TZWiElo6Gs
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) June 30, 2017
Um, here’s the cover of the National Enquirer today:
National Enquirer website right now: pic.twitter.com/KCjIji4u2k
— Alex Koppelman (@AlexKoppelman) June 30, 2017
Um, let’s put this in the context of Hillary Clinton…it isn’t far fetched to think that Donald Trump could have colluded with the Russians to derail her presidential bid.
Reaction on Twitter:
Congress needs to investigate whether White House aides are indeed engaged in extortion on behalf of the president – and if so, which aides.
— David Frum (@davidfrum) June 30, 2017