And finally — after everyone had their say — Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski took the stage on Friday on Morning Joe to offer (what we hope) will be the last and final dissection of the infamous Trump bleeding facelift tweet.
After the show yesterday, Trump tweeted that Brzezinski had been “badly bleeding” after a facelift during a visit to Mar-a-Lago in December. He added that she had a “low I.Q.” — the news cycle promptly melted down.
“We’re supposed to be on vacation” said Brzezinski, starting slow. “It was going to be a good one.”
The pair stoked frenzied anticipation for today’s show by —very publicly — delaying a planned Independence Day holiday to appear on-air.
“It’s been fascinating and frightening and really sad for our country,” said Brzezinski. “I’m fine. My family brought me up really tough this is absolutely nothing. But I am very concerned about what this once again reveals about the President of the United States”
Joe also had some thoughts.
“We had calls and texts. We’re ok. The country’s not,” he said, before going into his reaction of what he thought when he first saw the tweets.”
Mika reflected on the joke she told on air, zinging President Trump for keeping fake copies of a Time Magazine cover hanging around his golf resorts — the barb is widely believed to have ignited the entire controversy.
“I knew in real time that the president would be tweaked by that,” she said. “It is unbelievably alarming that this president is so easily played by a cable news host. What is that saying to our allies? What is that saying to our enemies?”
Scarborough took a moment to talk about Trump’s unique obsession with women.
“Yesterday was just another example of how deeply personal he is. He attacks women because he fears women.” He then relayed a story about how Trump went on a tirade over Brzezinski in front of senior Republican lawmakers during a meeting about healthcare. Scarborough cited one unnamed lawmaker present in the meeting who told him the president had mentioned “blood” coming out her ears and eyes.
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