Is Donald Trump Crazy?
No, his attacks on Morning Joe and Greta Van Susteren are a planned tweet storm to keep his 35-40% base happy. Trump believes the more he goes to war with the media, the more his base gets behind him. His Twitter messaging is targeted to that base. Trump believes his base gave him the Presidency and he will go to any lengths to keep that base happy, even at the risk of alienating moderates and liberals . After all, Trump believes he does not need moderates and liberals anyway.
The president's stream of insults has pained politicians from both parties who have appealed to him, without apparent success, to stop the 140-character bursts of character attacks and focus on running the country.Trump lashed out at Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, co-hosts of MSNBC's Morning Joe, on Twitter on Saturday. From his New Jersey golf club, he said: "Crazy Joe Scarborough and dumb as a rock Mika are not bad people, but their low rated show is dominated by their NBC bosses."
Trump also said that Greta Van Susteren lost her nightly show on MSNBC because she "refused to go along w/ 'Trump hate!'" MSNBC confirmed this week that Van Susteren, previously a longtime anchor at Fox News, was being replaced. Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.