‘Morning Joe’ hosts Mika & Scarborough are no shows after he delivers humorous apology for on-air dig

Joe Scarborough, co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” took to social media Wednesday night to offer an apology of sorts to co-host Mika Brzezinski.

The plea for forgiveness coming after Scarborough snapped at Brzezinski earlier in the day on air while discussing first daughter Ivanka Trump’s role in the White House and whether it amounts to nepotism — she took exception when Scarborough brought up Bobby Kennedy.

“You don’t have to be so snotty,” he said at the time. “I was about to say, you didn’t let me get it out. You don’t have to be so rude.”

“The fact of the matter is that they are not Bobby Kennedy as I was about to say but you wanted to get your cheap shot in so you got your cheap shot in,” he added. “No I am not saying Jared and Ivanka are Bobby Kennedy.”

But it seems the little dust up between the two, who have long been rumored to be romantically involved, lingered on because Scarborough commented later on social media:

Who doesn’t want to see the first GOP millennial Latina beat the pants off of de Blasio for NYC mayor?

When it was pointed out that the apology was related to what took place on the show earlier in the day, Scarborough responded with a bruising attempt at humor:

There’s nothing to suggest it was prompted by Scarborough’s apology, but Brzezinski posted a mysterious tweet a few hours earlier:

And while Jerry Seinfeld swears that make up sex is the best feature of a relationship, there’s no telling if this was a factor in Scarborough and Brzezinski not being present on Thursday’s show.

“Joe and Mika have the morning off,” said Willie Geist, who was filling in. Later, an MSNBC spokesperson told Mediaite that the two were on a “planned time off” and will be back to work on Tuesday.

Even if he was forgiven by Brzezinki, a quick scan of Scarborough’s Twitter feed suggests that his co-host gets more love than he does… and that the apology, such as it was, came up short.

Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:

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