The hosts of “Morning Joe” were guests on ABC’s “The View” Thursday, and said they “absolutely” expected Donald Trump to turn on them.
“The View” host Whoopi Goldberg asked Brzezinski if they expected Donald Trump to “turn on” them after appearing on “Morning Joe” several times.
“Did it ever occur to you he was gonna change, he was gonna shift up on you as he had with other people?” Goldberg asked. “You mean like turn on us? Absolutely,” Brzezinski replied.
“Oh yes,” added Scarborough. “Anybody that’s known Donald knows it’s all transactional. He called one day early on, like 2015, saying, ‘Joe, I love your show, you’ve got the greatest show in the world,'” Scarborough said, imitating Trump’s voice.” And at the time, I said, yeah Donald, and tomorrow, when we say something you don’t like, then we’ll be the worst human beings on the face of the Earth. And it happened.”
Scarborough, a former COP Congressman, has recently been warming up to Brzezinksi’s more liberal leanings, now that Trump is in the White House. The co-hosts got engaged earlier this year.
The “Morning Joe” team has had its ups and downs with Trump, but things came to a head in June when Trump took to Twitter to graphically berate Brzezinski. He called her “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” and said “she was bleeding badly from a face-lift” when he saw the couple in Mar-A-Lago. He also managed to get a dig in at Scarborough, calling him “Psycho Joe.”
Goldberg also brought up Trump’s “obsession” with Brzezinski, which Scarborough said goes back to before the election, despite the fact the he is often the one dishing out harsh criticism of the president. Scarborough was going to get up and demonstrate how Trump would greet Brzezinski, but she stopped him, saying it was “pornographic.”
“It was handsy,” she clarified.
“It was a funny way to hug,” Scarborough added.
“I think it’s a form of cyberbullying,” Brzezinski said to Sunny Hostin’s question of how she felt after the now-infamous June tweets, in an obvious allusion to Melania Trump’s recent speech at a United Nations luncheon on the need to stop such online language.
“I would call it presidential face-shaming,” she continued. “I will say I laughed out loud. At the time for me was a time in my life–I’m 50, I’d just lost my dad, I said this the next day on the air–it didn’t hurt me. I will say, everybody was upset about it. This was a big ‘no.'”
“The guy is a bully up and down,” Brzezinski said to Sara Haines, who later specifically brought up the First Lady’s speech. “Whether it’s verbal, whether it’s written, whether it’s tweeted, he’s rude and he’s mean to people, and I think it’s strange that the First Lady of the United States would make a speech on such a platform just completely not discussing the fact that her husband, the president of the United States, is a bully.”
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