Mika Brzezinski delivered a blistering monologue Wednesday calling President Trump a “sexist pig” guilty of “sexually harassing” Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Twitter.
After “Morning Joe” played a clip of White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders defending Trump’s tweet about Gillibrand on Tuesday, Brzezinski’s rage boiled over.
“I want to know how she does that and where the chief of staff is or where anyone else in the White House is this morning, or where they were when that tweet went out yesterday. The president should have taken it down,” said Brzezinski.
“The president should have apologized if he didn’t take it down. He should have apologized for hurting Sen. 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.”
Trump’s widely criticized tweet blasted Gillibrand after the senator called on Trump to resign over sexual misconduct accusations. He said she often came “begging” him for political contributions and would “would do anything” to get them.
Many, including Brzezinski, took the tweet to be sexual in nature.
Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump. Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2017
Brzezinski also criticized women around Trump, including the first lady and his daughter Ivanka Trump.
“His wife who has a platform against cyberbullying. That is a joke. That is the saddest thing I have ever seen,” she said. “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.”
The moment largely overshadowed a victory lap taken by the show in the aftermath of Democrat Doug Jones’ surprise victory in the Alabama Senate race Tuesday evening. Brzezinski has in the past been on the receiving end of Trump’s barbs — including one his most brutal tweets, in which he accused her of bleeding badly after a facelift.