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Stephen Colbert Starts 'Trump Attacked Me On Twitter' Hall Of Fame

Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough became the first inductees.

13/07/2017 2:32 AM AEST | Updated 13/07/2017 2:32 AM AEST

Like George Washington’s teeth and Abraham Lincoln’s hat, American schoolchildren will someday learn of President Donald Trump’s Twitter account.

Multiple institutions have begun documenting this future relic of democratic history: Just last month, Trevor Noah and “The Daily Show” founded “The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library” and now, following their lead, Stephen Colbert and “The Late Show” have introduced the “Trump Attacked Me On Twitter” Hall Of Fame.

“Morning Joe” co-hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough became the inaugural inductees. 

“This is truly an honor of a lifetime,” Brzezinski said during a taped segment as she accepted a certificate to commemorate the occasion.

In late June, Trump attacked Brzezinski on Twitter with various personal insults, and she survived “Trump’s Twitter rampage,” as Scarborough called it on “The Late Show.” He suggested that Trump chose Brzezinski to attack because she is a “female journalist who speaks her mind.”

But because Trump has targeted “Morning Joe” more broadly, as well, Scarborough was given a certificate, too.

Outside of the important Hall of Fame ceremony, Scarborough informed Colbert that he is leaving the Republican party.

“I am a Republican, but I’m not going to be a Republican anymore,” said Scarborough, who served as a Republican congressman from Florida between 1994 and 2001. “I’ve got to become an independent.”

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