Luckily that whole tweet spat launched by the American president against MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough has totally blown over. OK, not really. But I’m closing my eyes, plugging my ears, and humming as I type this, and I invite you to do the same. Brzezinski and Scarborough responded to the tweets on TV and with a WaPo editorial. “America’s leaders and allies are asking themselves yet again whether this man is fit to be president. We have our doubts, but we are both certain that the man is not mentally equipped to continue watching our show, Morning Joe.” (Full disclosure: I’m not sure anyone is mentally equipped to cope with cable news and Twitter at the same time.)

+ And it gets weirder: Gabe Sherman on what really happened between Donald Trump, the hosts of Morning Joe, and the National Enquirer. Jeffrey Toobin just wrote about the oddly tight connection between The National Enquirer and Trump for The New Yorker. “The tabloid is defined by its predatory spirit. Why has it embraced the President with such sycophantic zeal?”

+ Is Scarborough right when he suggests that allies are losing faith in America’s leadership? Pew checked the numbers. And they’re not pretty. (One might even say they’re bleeding badly…)