Mika Brzezinski: There’s ‘Sexual Connotation’ in Trump’s Attacks Against Women Reporters


Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski accused President Donald Trump of having a “sexual connotation” in his attacks against women reporters.

“It always, for me, it seemed like there was some sort of sexual connotation to it all. Always either hatred of the woman’s looks or some sort of misogynistic attitude,” Brzezinski said on MSNBC this morning. “And I’ve had experiences with him that I’d rather not mention, where it all went wrong in terms of his language and physical behavior.”

It’s not clear exactly what Brzezinski is referencing here, but last year Trump tweeted personal attacks on Brzezinski’s appearance that drew bipartisan rebuke and support for the Morning Joe co-host.

Earlier in the segment, New York Post columnist John Podhoretz traced Trump’s disdain for women, African-Americans, and, especially, African-American women.

“I think since the beginning of his candidacy you can see that he has very specific problems, first of all, with women reporters,” he said. “I mean, beginning with really horrendous things he said about Megyn Kelly during the first big Republican debate and then if you go on, he’s had confrontations with April Ryan — there’s something about his body language, his face, and this use of the phrase, excuse me, when he gets annoyed.”

“I just think you can see the visible irritation on his face when he’s being asked challenging questions by women, African-Americans, and African-American women,” Podhoretz added.

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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