Chris Matthews Host, MSNBC’s ”Hardball”
Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski Co-Hosts, MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”
With decades of experience in Washington politics and journalism, long-time MSNBC “Hardball” host Chris Matthews remains one of the more perceptive Trump critics. “Morning Joe” co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, who are engaged to be married, had a good relationship with Trump in the 2016 campaign when they treated him as a plausible candidate. Trump called the pair “believers,” was a regular follower of their show and from time to time would phone them to discuss his progress. But once Trump moved into the White House the relationship soured; they became the target of spiteful Trump tweets, and White House staffers say he stopped watching their show. Still, Scarborough, a former Republican congressman, continues to take the administration and the GOP to task, making MSNBC go-to TV for Beltway insiders.