“Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski criticized President Trump on Friday for a viral video the billionaire made mocking Joe Biden’s penchants for hugging — hinting ominously of an inappropriate moment Trump had on set.
“Talk about somebody with boundary issues,” Brzezinski said. “Kind of makes me want to share the story about Trump’s unbelievably inappropriate hug in our studio.”
Brzezinski’s co-host (and husband) Joe Scarborough seemed less keen on sharing, making a non-committal sound at the idea. He did, however, call out Trump for throwing stones at glass houses.
“The hypocrisy of that Joe Biden clip,” he said. “Can you imagine the clip that’s going to follow that and the words that’s going to be put into the president’s mouth, probably with Billy Bush lurking around the back of his head and Stormy Daniels and Playboy models?”
There was no further discussion about this inappropriate hug. Reps for the show and the White House did not immediately respond to request for comment on the matter. Though Trump and “Morning Joe” have become bitter rivals since he became president, the atmosphere used to be much chummier on the campaign trail.
Both Joe and Mika have frequently spoken about socializing with the billionaire off set and he frequently came in for softball interviews in 2015.
On Thursday, Trump ignited a minor stir after sharing a doctored video of Biden that featured the former vice president rubbing his own shoulders and smelling his own hair. The source material was a video from Biden, which stopped short of apologizing for his past “hands on” approach with women — but did promise to be more “mindful” and “respectful” of personal space.
On “Morning Joe,” Brzezinski has become one of Biden’s staunchest defenders, routinely downplaying the spate of accusations against him and suggesting his most prominent accuser, Lucy Flores, was “politically motivated.”
“Are we allowed to bring up that Lucy Flores is a huge Bernie person?” asked Brzezinski on Monday, warning that the #MeToo line was becoming dangerously opaque. “Democrats, you have to ask yourself, what exactly is the line — the #MeToo line — you want to draw? Because you will live and die by that line. It’s an important line. It’s very important. Don’t mock it.”