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Brian Ach / AP Images for The Hollywood Reporter

On MSNBC's Morning Joe, Joe Scarborough told a story about a call he received from a "senior member" of Congress "that everybody knows" regarding a "vicious" President Trump telling members of Congress at the White House during health care debates that Mika Brzezinski had "blood coming out of her ears, out of her eyes."

Scarborough's story begins around 1:45:

"I never told the story, but a very well-known congressman who went over to the White House with 20 other members, when the president was pitching House members … said that he went on this rant about Morning Joe, in front of 20 members of Congress while he was trying to pitch the health care bill. And he went on and on and on and sort of just brushed me aside: 'He's a joke. He's a joke.' But then this senior member, that everybody knows, when we were on the phone, he said, 'I've never made a call like this. I've been in politics my whole life. … He scared me. Because he was vicious when he turned … from you to Mika. His face was red. He started talking about blood coming out of her ears, out of her eyes.' And this congressman said, 'I've been in politics for decades. I've never seen anything like this. … I don't even know why I'm calling you. But I was just scared. I was scared for you guys, and I wanted you to know.'"

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