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Trump says 'crazy,' 'dumb as a rock' MSNBC hosts are 'not bad people'

President Trump returned to Twitter Saturday morning to double down on his public feud with MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski while incongruously suggesting they should have more editorial control of their show:

The president's fight with the co-hosts of Morning Joe began Thursday when Trump tweeted a crude attack targeting Brzezinski's intelligence and appearance. Since then, the co-hosts have accused Trump of attempting to blackmail them (possibly via his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner) for more favorable coverage.

The media was clearly on Trump's mind Saturday, as he also tweeted about CNN ("I am extremely pleased to see that @CNN has finally been exposed as #FakeNews and garbage journalism") and NBC ("Word is that @Greta Van Susteren was let go by her out of control bosses at @NBC & @Comcast because she refused to go along w/ 'Trump hate!'"), in each case casting the press as his enemy.