The truth behind Trump's feud with the hosts of Morning Joe

It's no secret that Donald Trump has an unorthodox relationship with the media, to put it mildly. Even before he was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, Trump maintained a combative relationship with those news programs and hosts whose coverage he disfavored while getting especially chummy with on-air personalities he preferred. For a while, MSNBC's Morning Joe and its co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski seemed to fit into the latter category, with Trump making regular appearances on the show and lapping praise on their hot takes of current events surrounding him.

But in recent months, that relationship has deteriorated to the point of disrepair, and Trump lashed out at the program, with blistering comments lodged at Brzezinski in particular, using his favorite social media platform, by tweeting, "I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!" So, what went down between the morning show duo and the POTUS to earn such irascible tweets from the Oval Office? Here's what you need to know about Trump's feud with the stars of Morning Joe.