Grandpa Trump likes to wake up early and get his news from "the shows," and it appears he watches Morning Joe religiously, having lashed out at the MSNBC program in the past. This morning Trump got his Depends all in a bunch over reports that his chief strategist Steve Bannon is the one actually running the show in the White House, with Trump serving as more of a Troll doll mascot for the presidential brand. Here's the clip, in which Scarborough speculates that "maybe Bannon is calling all the shots":

Within the hour, the 45th President of the United States announced via Twitter:

Maybe tomorrow Morning Joe can discuss Trump's penchant for impulsively airing his thin-skinned grievances on Twitter, just to see how long he can resist Tweeting about it (we give him 45 minutes), as we are now locked into a dizzying Mobius strip of @RealDonald Trump Reacting To #FakeNews. When will everyone just give Trump the love and respect he so deeply craves? You'll never hear it on MSNBC, but Trump is actually like a smart guy, and reminds us of another smart person who was so wrongly denied the respect he deserved...

Over the weekend, the Washington Post reported that "Bannon’s rising profile — captured on this week’s cover of Time magazine, which labeled him 'The Great Manipulator' — caught the attention of senior officials, as well as Trump, who takes pride in his own cover appearances and inquired about Bannon’s Time debut with aides." And Saturday Night Live portrayed Bannon as Death personified and the real president, and the real president, with Trump obsequiously sitting at a smaller child's desk next to Bannon in the Oval Office. Ouch.

In a deeply sourced story today, the NY Times reports that Bannon is the "dominant" advisor to Trump, "despite Mr. Trump’s anger that he was not fully briefed on details of the executive order he signed giving his chief strategist a seat on the National Security Council, a greater source of frustration to the president than the fallout from the travel ban."

It will be interesting to see how Trump's famously delicate ego reacts to further reportage on Bannon's influence in the administration. The Times reports that Reince Preibus has implemented "a new set of checks on the previously unfettered power enjoyed by Mr. Bannon and the White House policy director, Stephen Miller," who reportedly drafted the executive order banning refugees and immigrants from seven majority-Muslim countries. The Times also reports that White House staffers are literally wandering around in the dark.

Trump, a man of unquestionable integrity—the best integrity, many say—who has devoted his entire life to the Truth, had this to say about the NY Times this morning:

Let's just settle this once and for all: every negative opinion, article, or parody of Trump is fake, including this very blog post, which, DISCLOSURE, was written by a paid protester.

YOU are FAKE, ever think about THAT? Sad!