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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The claim from "Morning Joe" TV hosts that President Trump's White House used the "National Enquirier" to threaten them & its place in the tweets about Mika Brzezinski introduced. [Four CONGRESSMEN - react against the tweets as a distraction.]
(Washington: Jessica Schneider) The claim from Brzezinski & Joe Scarborough they were threatened & the spin from both sides about a story examined. [SCARBOROUGH - talks about the "National Enquirer" query & the idea an apology would get the story spiked.] [On MSNBC, BRZEZINSKI - speaks about his childlike ego with women; cites the tabloid's phone calls.] A statement from "National Enquirer" editor Dylan Howard about the Mika-Joe story outlined on screen. Trump & Scarborough tweets quoted.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Joe Johns) What deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders & Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway said about the exchange between Trump & the TV co-hosts on a day with a White House visit from the South Korea president discussed. [On ABC, CONWAY - cites the personal attacks on TV on Trump.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A "New Yorker" article by CNN's Jeffrey Toobin on the "National Enquirer" & Trump noted. [Via Skype, TOOBIN - talks about the relationship between Trump & David Pecker of the "National Enquirer" & his support of "heroic" Trump with savage coverage of his rivals like Hillary Clinton; explains the story of Playmate of the Year Karen McDougal†† being paid by the tabloid not to claim she had an affair with Trump when he was married.]
- Cooper, Anderson;
- Schneider, Jessica;
- Johns, Joe
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