The president began his Thursday, after the United States recorded more coronavirus deaths on Wednesday since mid-May, by focusing on cable news ratings and reviving a feud with two MSNBC hosts.
"Very poor morning TV ratings for MSDNC's Morning Joe, headed by a complete Psycho named Joe Scarborough and his ditzy airhead wife, Mika, and also @CNN, headed by complete unknowns," he wrote before 7 a.m. (ET). The latter remark was a dig at CNN "New Day" hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota.
The president also touted another cable morning show that typically defends and fawns over him on a friendly network.
"Congratulations to @foxandfriends on dominating the mornings (thank you President Trump!)," he tweeted.
After Mr Trump's tweet about the show, "Morning Joe" hosts and guests mocked the president for being, as one put it, a "ring-a-ding-ding 1950s" thinker and politician.