Dan Abrams: Trump Being Accused of Blackmail Far More ‘Astonishing’ Than Any Tweets

Mediaite founder Dan Abrams appeared on Bill Maher‘s show Friday night and the panel kicked off with the big feud between President Trump and Morning Joe and how the allegations of blackmail make this whole thing even crazier.

Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough spoke out this morning both on TV and in an op-ed about this:

This year, top White House staff members warned that the National Enquirer was planning to publish a negative article about us unless we begged the president to have the story spiked. We ignored their desperate pleas.

The White House has denied their claims.

BBC anchor Katty Kay told Maher that Trump’s personal attacks against women are a “vicious form of hostile sexism… when he is threatened.”

Abrams said that the tweets about Brzezinski are clearly nasty and horrible, but the accusation against the sitting President is a pretty massive deal:

“When you think about it from a macro perspective, the idea that the President of the United States may be sending out his minions to threaten people about National Enquirer articles is astonishing. I mean, it’s truly astonishing.”

Watch above, via HBO.

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