Donald Trump continues all-out attack on Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski

They were told to call the president, apologize for criticizing him and ask for his forgiveness.

In a column entitled "Donald Trump is not well" and published in the Washington Post the same day, Brzezinski and Scarborough said Trump's tweets contained a "flurry of falsehoods".

Two US television hosts attacked by Donald Trump on Twitter have questioned his mental health. "We will continue to WIN!" he wrote.

He was widely condemned by both Democrats and Republicans and Scarborough and Brzezinski delayed their vacation to appear as guests on their own show to respond to the president. "It's about time!" he tweeted, referring to an article that the cable news channel retracted, that claimed Congress was investigating links between Trump's administration and a Russian investment fund.

American Media said in a statement "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".

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, the co-hosts of MSNBC's "Morning Joe", alleged Friday that the White House used an impending hit piece in the National Enquirer as a threat against them.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that he is "not aware" of White House officials pressing Scarborough to call up Trump and act nice.

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Trump also raged against CNN over a story it had retracted earlier in the week linking a member of Trump's transition team to a Russia-related investigation. "He also claimed that he refused to see us".

They said Mr Trump was lying about Ms Brzezinski having a face-lift, although "she did have a little skin under her chin tweaked".

"I am thinking about changing the name #FakeNews CNN to #FraudNewsCNN!", another of his tweet said.

Apparently stung by critical coverage on the show, Trump on Thursday had tweeted: "I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore)".

Added Scarborough, "He's so much worse with women".

And Dan Scavino Jr., an assistant to the president, tweeted from his personal account in defense of Trump. The story cited the following tweet from Trump from last August.

The comments are part of a long and tumultuous relationship between Mr Trump and the hosts, who frequently welcomed the businessman as a guest on their programme during his presidential bid. He called Scarborough "crazy" and Brzezinski "dumb as a rock" but insisted they "are not bad people".

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