Donald Trump once again changed the direction of the political headlines earlier this week when he decided to send out a controversial tweet about the hosts on "Morning Joe." Following the backlash, a new report details a recent phone call between Trump and MSNBC host Joe Scarborough that didn't go over well.

Trump and "Morning Joe"

Not long after Donald Trump kicked off his campaign for president, he quickly entered into a feud with the majority of the mainstream media. As expected, many in the right-wing media were quick to praise and support the former host of "The Apprentice," but there were others who also gave him a chance.

During the early days of the 2016 presidential election, Trump would be an occasional guest on "Morning Joe," as his relationship with hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski seemed more than cordial. However, as the election moved forward and in the months since the inauguration, the hosts have become one of the most vocal critics of the White House. In response, Trump smeared the duo on Twitter, accusing Scarborough of being a "psycho," and claiming Brzezinski had a facelift. The president doubled down during another Twitter attack on Saturday, but not before the New York Times reported on July 1 about a tense phone call between both sides.

According to the New York Times on Saturday, Joe Scarborough was used as somewhat of an adviser for Donald Trump, who kept in contact with the MSNBC host during the early days of his presidency.

However, that relationship took a sour turn when Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski blasted White House Adviser Stephen Miller. Trump reportedly called Scarborough and engaged in a "screaming match" over the opposition to his coverage. "It went back and forth for 20 or 30 minutes and it was a very ugly call," Scarborough told the New York Times.

"He was screaming at me saying, 'Why are you being so tough on this kid. I invited you to lunch at the White House, and you know I could have invited Sean Hannity,’" Joe Scarborough said of Donald Trump's comments.

Scarborough continued, claiming that he pushed back at the president, informing he that he would not be "schmoozed" by his advances.

Moving forward

While Donald Trump continues to spend his time in a feud with cable news hosts, he has many other issues on his plate as president. From the growing Russian scandal, to the controversy surrounding the health care bill, only time will tell how it all plays out.

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