Word on the street is that Joe Scarborough and Mika Brezinski (one has to assume, accompanied by a network lawyer, a producer, and marching orders from Phil Griffin) trekked their way to Trump Tower to meet with the GOP nominee for President in an attempt to patch things up.
Right wing sites on that list linked above report that Scarborough has "pushed back" on the reports as being full of "lies and half-truths." So that means part of it IS true, Joe? CNN Money:
Throughout the Republican primaries, Scarborough was one of Trump's biggest media boosters. He praised and defended him on the show, offered campaign and debate advice in private, and even refused to rule out the idea of one day being Trump's running mate.
While Scarborough's support for Trump was a source of concern for his colleagues at NBC News and MSNBC -- sources at the time described it as "over the top" and "unseemly" -- the host frequently denied any favoritism.
In a new interview with GQ, Trump recalls how Scarborough called him after one of the primary debates to congratulate him: "He said, 'Congratulations, you have just become president! You killed everybody,'" Trump told GQ. "And then I watched the show the next morning, and he didn't say that. I called him and asked him why. He said, 'I don't want people to know how good friends we are.'"
Author Sarah Kenzidor tweeted a clear warning for Joe and Mika:
There's really no need to refresh the argument I made last month. Everybody knows why the Morning Joe crew has to maintain a relationship with Trump, no matter how bad he gets:
(a) The suits upstairs insist that this election be a horserace no matter what.
(b) All Manhattanites must lick the boots of anyone who might be a millionaire because the charity events and chardonnay parties that "this town" depends on need that veneer of "money."
(c) Scar has sucked up to Donald so many times he actually thinks they're friends.
(d) Republican brand loyalty.
Several times in the past year Donald Trump's behavior has been too much either for Scarborough or for the suits upstairs at MSNBC, and Joe always refers to those times (hanging up on Donald, screaming on air about his loutishness, etc) as proof positive that he's unbiased when it comes to the man who is now, let's not forget, the Republican nominee for President of the United States.
When Donald gets really bad, Joe goes on a long rant about how Trump is actually a Democrat. Which actually confirms (d) above, that the real problem for Scarborough is not whether Trump is loutish or not, but whether that behavior damages the Republican brand.
It destroys the Republican brand if I have anything to do with it, Joe. And many of us will be taking to social media constantly in the next two years to make certain the brown stain of Trump remains firmly exposed on the underpants of the Republican Party. Given that Reince Priebus and a plethora of Republican Party surrogates are happy to attend Trump rallies, defend his birther lies, and say everything's fine, we don't see a problem with that.