DC Daily: Trump-'Morning Joe' feud continues

Posted at 11:44 AM, Jun 30, 2017

What's happening in the political world:

Trump-"Morning Joe" feud goes back and forth
-- One day after President Trump attacked MSNBC "Morning Joe" hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, the pair responded by questioning Trump's emotional health and "erratic behavior."

On Friday morning's show, Scarborough said Trump had a "disturbing obsession with Mika." Brzezinski added that the president's behavior was "frightening and really sad for our country."

Trump took to Twitter Thursday to slam the pair in what some across the country have called a case of cyberbullying. Trump notably criticized Brzezinki's "low I.Q." and took a shot at her appearance with a "face-lift" comment.

After Brzezinski and Scarborough's comments, the president once again went on Twitter Friday to dismiss the pair as "FAKE NEWS."

In response to Trump's National Enquirer reference, Scarborough said on "Morning Joe": "We got a call that, 'Hey, the National Enquirer is going to run a negative story against you guys...' And they said, 'If you call the president up, and you apologize for your coverage, then he will pick up the phone and basically spike this story … "The calls kept coming and kept coming, and they were like 'Call. You need to call. Please call. Come on, Joe. Just pick up the phone and call him.'"

President pitches health care bill idea
-- President Trump called for the immediate repeal of Obamacare and suggested replacing at a later date with another health care plan.

Trump tweeted Friday:

Trump's declaration came shortly after Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Nebraska, urged the president in a letter to repeal Obamacare now and replace later. The current Republican plan in Congress is to do both in one massive piece of legislation, though the Senate's bill has struggled to gain necessary GOP support.

"On July 10, if we don't have agreement on a combined repeal and replace plan, we should immediately vote again on H.R. 3762, the December 2015 ObamaCare repeal legislation that the Congress passed but President Obama vetoed," Sasse wrote in the letter. "We should include a year-long implementation delay to give comfort to Americans currently on ObamaCare that a replacement plan will be enacted before expiration."

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Prostitutes come out against GOP Senate health care bill
-- A group of license prostitutes who work in legal brothels in Nevada say Senate Republicans' health care plan threatens their jobs and their families.

Under Obamacare the Hookers for Health Care group said: "Thousands of prostitutes nationwide were, for the first time, able to obtain affordable health care insurance for themselves and their families.

The group plans to go "on a political offensive ... lobbying politicians, protesting in the streets, and waging battle on social media to stop the Republican effort."

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CNN contributed to this report