MSNBC co-host Joe Scarborough on Friday said he received a phone call from a senior Republican congressman months ago who wanted to warn him and fellow "Morning Joe" host Mika Brzezinski about comments President Trump made to 20 lawmakers about the couple.
"I never told the story, but a very well-known congressman who went over to the White House with 20 other members when the president was pitching House members to get [the healthcare bill] through the House, said that he went on this rant about 'Morning Joe,'" Scarborough said during Friday's show. "And went on and on and on and sort of brushed me aside, 'He's a joke, he's a joke.'"
"But then this senior member that everybody knows, said 'I just — I've never made a call like this. I've been in politics my whole life. I actually — he scared me, because he was vicious when he turned from you to Mika. His face was red. He started talking about blood coming out of her ears, out of her eyes,'" Scarborough said.
"And this congressman said, 'I've been in politics for decades, and never seen anything like this.' He said, 'I don't know why I'm calling you, but I was just scared. I was scared for you guys, and I wanted you to know,'" Scarborough said.
Scarborough added that despite his personal criticism of Trump's travel ban or criticizing Trump on various issues, Trump "always goes after Mika," his fiance.
"And it's always personal with Mika. And he packed about five lies into the tweets, which very productive two tweets to pack five or six lies into two tweets, but yesterday was another example of how deeply personal he is. He attacks women, because he fears women," Scarborough added.
Trump tweeted Thursday that Brzezinski was "bleeding badly from a face-lift" when he saw her in Florida on New Year's Eve. But both Brzezinski and Scarborough, said it was Trump who had invited them there, and that they didn't want to go.