The set of “Morning Joe” was unimpressed with Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ White House press briefing on Wednesday, with Mika Brzezinski offering a blistering denunciation of it and launching a personal attack on Sanders.
“I really don’t understand Sarah Huckabee Sanders. I don’t get it. Some would say that you’re basically a flack for a misogynist who is a proud predator who brags about grabbing women by the genitals,” said Brzezinski. “As a woman in a powerful position, I’m sorry, you’re a complete disappointment. A complete disappointment.”
“There is absolutely no excuse for defending a president for mocking a victim of sexual misconduct … a woman who is suffering,” she continued. “You can’t say that’s wrong? You have been made rotten to the core by this presidency.”
After giving only one press briefing during September, Sanders spoke to reporters Wednesday where she faced withering questions over a multitude of pent up issues and the latest Trump outrage — his decision to mock Christine Blasey Ford during a rally in Mississippi on Tuesday.
In her remarks, Sanders said Trump had not been mocking Ford but merely “stating the facts” about her testimony. She also fought with CNN’s Jim Acosta.
It’s not the first time Brzezinski has taken the gloves off with Sanders over her defense of Trump. In December 2017, she also attacked the press secretary after Trump sent a sexually suggestive tweet about New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.
“I want to know how she does that,” said Brzezinski, who also called Trump a “sexist pig.”