Newswire: Morning Joe ratings have improved bigly, thanks to Trump’s attacks

Morning Joe hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough have more than weathered Trump’s tweetstorm about their looks and intelligence. The pair recently published an op-ed that took the chief tweeter to task while doing their best Mariah Carey impression, and Scarborough’s now one EP closer to rock stardom. Among his other insults, Trump said the morning show as “poorly rated,” which is an increasingly dubious claim. According to The Hollywood Reporter, being the target of presidential ire could have worked in Morning Joe’s favor, as the morning show’s ratings surged ahead of the holiday weekend.

Morning Joe producer Jesse Rodriguez first refuted Trump’s claims about low viewership last Tuesday, tweeting an MSNBC press release about the show’s impressive ratings.

Thanks to our viewers: “Morning Joe” had MSNBC’s highest rating ever in the time period in the key demographic last quarter. …

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