Joe Scarborough said Friday that a "very well-known congressman" called him after a meeting during which President Donald Trump ranted about his "Morning Joe" cohost, Mika Brzezinski.
The president on Thursday sparked outrage when he tweeted that Brzezinski once visited his Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago, while she was "bleeding from a face-lift."
In a Washington Post column published early Friday titled "Donald Trump is not well," Brzezinski and Scarborough wrote "we are both certain" that Trump "is not mentally equipped to continue watching our show."
Trump "for some reason takes things so much more personally with women, he's so much more vicious with women," Scarborough said on "Morning Joe," before recounting the congressman's call.
The president "went on this rant about 'Morning Joe,' in front of 20 members of Congress while he was trying to pitch the health care bill," Scarborough said, adding that Trump brushed him aside when talking.
Scarborough said though that the congressman called because Trump "scared" him.
"He was vicious when he turned from you to Mika," Scarborough recalled the congressman saying. "His face was red. He started talking about blood coming out of her ears, out of her eyes."
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