Trump Just Got Caught Trying To Blackmail Morning Joe Hosts

Blackmail is a crime. It’s time to impeach Donald Trump.

Despite a desperate effort by the White House to deny it, Trump derailed those efforts by posting on Twitter Friday morning.

In response to a Washington Post story in which Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski claim that Trump tried to blackmail them in order to force them to apologize by promising to stop a National Enquirer tabloid story about the pair if they complied with his demands, Trump went on Twitter and confirmed the whole thing.

The problem for Trump is that while he claims Scarborough called him and he’s the one who said no, Scarborough has actual evidence to support his side of the story and he informed Trump of that on Twitter while calling him out for lying at the same time.

So Trump not only lied again, he literally tried to use blackmail against members of the media. It’s all the more credible since the owner of the National Enquirer is David Pecker, a longtime friend of Trump’s.

If anyone should be apologizing to someone, it’s Trump. What he said about Brzezinski on Thursday was totally deplorable and completely beneath the dignity of the office he holds.

As you recall, Trump attacked the Morning Joe hosts for criticizing him earlier in the week by claiming that Mika was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” and that she is “crazy.”

All Trump had to do is ignore their rightful criticisms. Instead, he lashed out because he has thin skin and a vulnerable ego and made things worse by trying to blackmail them. That’s the very definition of abuse of power.

This national circus has to be put to an end. Trump’s crimes in office far exceed Richard Nixon’s during Watergate. Trump should be sitting in prison, not in the Oval Office.

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