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Joe Scarborough Drops Bombshell: Donald Trump Tried to Blackmail Me

Joe Scarborough, co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, dropped a bombshell during his response to Donald Trump’s Twitter attacks, saying he tried to blackmail he and Mika Brzezinski using the National Enquirer. Um, Trump accidentally confirmed it.

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.

Trump denied it on Twitter and Scarborough responded: “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.”

Um, here’s the cover of the National Enquirer today:

The National Enquirer’s response (they’re trending on Twitter):