Joe and Mika Spread Fake News About Trump in Attempt To Deflect From Criticism

A spokesperson for the National Enquirer’s parent company, American Media Inc., on Friday denied working with the White House to force MSNBC co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski into contacting President Trump.

“At the beginning of June we accurately reported a story that recounted the relationship between Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, the truth of which is not in dispute. At no time did we threaten either Joe or Mika or their children in connection with our reporting on the story. We have no knowledge of any discussions between the White House and Joe and Mika about our story, and absolutely no involvement in those discussions,” Dylan Howard, chief content officer and vice president for American Media, said in a statementFriday morning.

Brzezinski and Scarborough alleged on Friday that White House officials threatened them with a negative National Enquirer story that they said would only be pulled if they asked Trump for help.

“This year, top White House staff members warned that the National Enquirer was planning to publish a negative article about us unless we begged the president to have the story spiked,” they wrote in a Washington Post op-ed. “We ignored their desperate pleas.”


Originally published by the Washington Examiner.