“Morning Joe” guest Donny Deutsch defended Mika Brzezinski on Friday following Donald Trump’s attacks on her, calling the president “physically disgusting to look at.”
Co-host Willie Geist praised Brzezinski as “smart, strong and fearless” before the rest of the panelists chimed in.
“He picked the wrong schoolyard to come into,” Deutsch said. “I have to tell you this. I’m not an employee of NBC so I’m going to go thug here. I’m sorry. Because Mika is a friend of ours. She’s a good woman. She’s a great mom and he’s a pig. He’s a vulgar pig. What’s ironic, Michelle Obama says when they go low we go high. We he goes low, I’m going low. You guys can take the high road,” Deutsch said.
Deutsch, who is a regular panelist on the MSNBC morning show, wasn’t even close to finished.
“He’s physically disgusting to look at. That’s what I find ironic about the way he starts to always going after other people’s physical attributes,” Deutsch continued. “He’s not mentally OK. This is a man, we have to start paying attention to it and he’s disgusting to look at.”
Geist and panelists Elise Jordan and Harold Ford tried to intervene but Deutsch continued.
“Enough is enough with this disgusting vulgar man and to talk about women that way, and the irony is you physically look like you do, beyond the stupidity of it. You are a pig. You are a bully. And you are doing disgusting things to this country,” Deutsch said.
Geist asked, “But Donny, doesn’t that lower, again, the discourse to say what you said about his physical appearance?”
“You know it absolute does,” said Deutsch. “I’m taking the low ground here. You know what. He goes after a woman that way. He goes after a friend that way. He is a vulgar human being. He is vulgar to look at. He is disgusting the way he behaves himself as president… I’m sorry, I probably wont be on the show again.”
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