On Monday's 'Morning Joe,' MSNBC's Joe Scarborough responded to the Saturday Night Live skit showing President Trump working for Steve Bannon and a Time Magazine cover story on the WH chief-of-staff published this weekend and wondered if Bannon might be the one "calling the shots" in the Trump administration.
"The story is Trump, and how Trump makes decisions," Scarborough said. "Hopefully I'll get to the positive columns soon enough, but this Steve Bannon thing keeps coming up. People are saying, President Steve Bannon."
"When you speak with him, and give him information, he can be reasoned with, but maybe it is the last person in the room who is reasoning with him. And that might be Bannon," co-host Mika Brzezinski added.
Notorious 'Morning Joe' fan Donald Trump seemed to respond about an hour later on Twitter, saying: "I call my own shots, largely based on an accumulation of data, and everyone knows it. Some FAKE NEWS media, in order to marginalize, lies!"
I call my own shots, largely based on an accumulation of data, and everyone knows it. Some FAKE NEWS media, in order to marginalize, lies!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 6, 2017
The 'Morning Joe' segment began at about 6:09 am, and Trump's "I call my own shots" tweet occurred around 7:07 am.
"Again, when we say Donald Trump is the 'decider-in-chief' he's the decider-in-chief," Scarborough said on 'Morning Joe.' "But that is not the story I'm getting. Look at this Time Magazine cover."
"It is astounding that this soon into a new administration, I don't know, maybe Bannon is calling all the shots, I still don't think he is. I think Trump is the guy who calls the shots, but this is a thing that I guess needs to be investigated," Scarborough added.