On the Cover: Donald Trump Is Not Invited to Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski’s Wedding

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New York’s July 24-August 6, 2017 cover. Photo: Jake Chessum/New York Magazine

On the cover of New York Magazine’s July 24–August 6, 2017, issue, Morning Joe co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough talk to Washington correspondent Olivia Nuzzi about their star-crossed relationship with the president, and how they became satellite antagonists in the ensemble cast of the Trump-administration soap opera. “He watches, says he doesn’t watch, and then he freaks out with what he sees,” Scarborough tells Nuzzi. “We think it’s in the best interest of the country for him to stop watching our show.”

“I think it’s easy to assume that, because so much of the drama here plays out in front of all of us on television or on Twitter, we know everything,” Nuzzi says of writing this piece. “I was interested particularly in the experience of being two recurring characters in the Trump Show. What is it like to have the president of the United States insert himself into your home, your bedroom, your doctor’s office? My aim in talking to Joe and Mika was to try to understand them as people, with all the complications that entails.”

On the Cover: Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski