Mika Brzezinski’s broadside against President Trump seemed scripted. Even so, on today’s Morning Joe, Mika got emotional as she lashed out at the President for tweeting that Senator Kirsten Gillibrand “would do anything” for a campaign contribution.
As she and her Morning Joe cohorts are inclined to do, Mika engaged in some armchair psychoanalysis. Calling him a “sexist pig,” and asserting that he “is obsessed with women” who criticize him, Mika said that Trump “has some special problem with women.”
Not content to criticize the President, Mika also lambasted those in Trump’s circle, including wife Melania, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and daughter Ivanka, whom Mika instructed: “go home!” As for the men on Trump’s staff, Mika fulminated: “your wives should kick you out!”
Note: reporters at the White House yesterday suggested to Sanders that there was “sexual innuendo” in Trump’s tweet that Gillibrand would “do anything” for a contribution. Sanders repeatedly said that Trump has often employed similar language about men. A quick Googling didn’t turn up any such examples, but Jonah Goldberg—no Trump fan—has written that “he has used somewhat similar language about men in the past.”
APRIL RYAN: Is Gillibrand owed an apology for the misunderstanding of the President’s tweet this morning, because many, including the Senator, thinks that it’s about sexual innuendos?
SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS: Only if your mind is in the gutter would you have read it that way. It’s obviously about political partisan games that people often play and the broken system that he’s talked about repeatedly.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: I want to know how she does that and where the chief of staff is or where anybody else in the White House is this morning or where they were after that tweet went out yesterday The President should have taken it down. The President should have apologized if he didn’t take it down. He should have apologized for hurting Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s feelings at the very least. But he should have apologized for being a sexist pig! For sexually harassing on Twitter. For using sex to denigrate women.
And again, I mentioned yesterday, the President is obsessed with women, especially some women, especially women who go on television and have a voice or especially women who serve in Congress or in the Senate who use their voices. Any woman that stands up against him, he is obsessed with. He has some special problem with women.
And the women around him, his wife, who has a platform against cyber-bullying. That’s a joke. That is the saddest thing I’ve ever seen in this White House, ever in my life. And his daughter, who came to Washington to work for the President and develop a platform for women? Go home! Go home. You’re doing nothing if you stand by this President. And you should think of the country, rather than your brand. And I’ll tell you right now, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, I feel sorry for you. I’ve started a hashtag: #supportforSarah, and get your mind out of the gutter. I seriously support you in your quest for truth, in your quest for goodness. In your quest for love of country. Because you haven’t made it there yet.
And I’m not just talking about the women in the White House. I’m talking about the entire White House. All the men around this President. Do you really go home to your wives and daughters and say this President knows what is he’s doing? This President stands up for women? Do you really do that? Your wives should kick you out!