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Trump Goes on Twitter Rampage Against MSNBC's 'Crazy Mika and Psycho Joe'

Joe Scarborough, left, and Mika Brzezinski, right, attend FX's "The Americans" season five premiere at the DGA Theater on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP)

President Trump lashed out at the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Thursday with a pair of mean tweets designed to humiliate the couple.

Trump savaged former Congressman Joe Scarborough and his fiance, Mika Brzezinski:

About a half hour before Trump’s tweets, White House Director of Social Media Dan Scavino sent out his own attack tweets:

Scarborough responded in a statement, saying: “It’s a sad day for America when the president spends his time bullying, lying and spewing petty personal attacks instead of doing his job.”

The White House defended Trump’s tweets Thursday morning on Fox News.

“I don’t think that the president’s ever been someone who gets attacked and doesn’t push back,” Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said on “America’s Newsroom.” “There have been an outrageous number of personal attacks…This is a president who fights fire with fire and certainly will not be bullied by the liberal media.”

A spokesperson for the First Lady said in a statement: “As the First Lady has stated publicly in the past, when her husband gets attacked, he will punch back 10 times harder.”

The president’s attack on Morning Joe is just his latest broadside against the media this week.

In morning tweets on Tuesday and Wednesday, the president also went after the New York Times and CNN.

Morning Joe’s coverage of the president has become increasingly hostile in recent months.

On Thursday morning, Brzezinski went on an extended diatribe urging Trump’s Cabinet members to stand up to him.

“Everybody in Washington, in the administration, needs to look at this from, I think, a point of view where they’re not lobotomized because you’re sitting in there and you’re so scared of him, and you think you need to suck up to the president,” Brzezinski said. “You need to look at this like any company.”

She added: “Let’s say someone came into NBC and took over NBC, and started tweeting wildly about people’s appearances, bullying people, talking about people in the competition, lying every day, undermining his managers, throwing them under the (bus) — that person would be thrown out. It’s just not normal behavior. In fact, there would be concerns that the person who runs the company is out of his mind.”

Scarborough also released a bizarre anti-Trump “protest song,” earlier this week:

The Morning Joe hosts were much friendlier toward Trump during the presidential campaign last year prompting critics to accuse them of “fawning” over him.