Mika: Trump’s ‘Disgusting’ Tweet Suggests Gillibrand ‘Would Have Sex’ for Campaign Donations


Morning Joe, recording from Alabama on Tuesday, dedicated an entire segment to react with fury to President Donald Trump’s latest tweet — which made some pretty sickening insinuations about Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who called on him to resign this week amidst sexual misconduct allegations.

“Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump,” the president tweeted.

Morning Joe’s Mika Brzezinski kicked off the reaction with a furious monologue, and even called on Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to take action:

I just want to say something, beyond the fact that is reprehensible that the President of the United States would say something so derogatory and disgusting about a woman. We’re not surprised Mr. President, you do it all the time. You treat women terribly, and you treat the women around you even worse. You treat women like punching bags because it’s fun for you because you are intimidated by women. That’s your problem, okay. But to the people who work for you, you need to act. Sarah Huckabee Sanders: good luck today in the briefing. Don’t lie. And do not defend the President of the United States for what he did. If you do, you have no — you should resign.

MSNBC’s Elise Jordan was equally angered by the president’s tweet.

“It just makes my blood boil, it makes my blood boil,” she said, before noting that though Kirsten Gillibrand is not a Republican like her, “she is a class act, a brilliant woman, she has had a great career, she’s an inspiration.”

“It’s so gross and beneath the office,” she said.

Katty Kay pointed out that the president’s tweets are meant to provoke a reaction, noting the implication in Trump’s tweet is “obscene.”

“But he likes the fact that this then creates a firestorm — that’s what is sick about it,” she noted.

Later in the segment, Brzezinski addressed those working in the Trump White House:

But everybody else, working around the president, if your day is not consumed by getting him to take down that tweet, please leave. You are worth nothing. You don’t care about this country. You don’t care about women, and you will support a man who does something like that. Read that tweet. Read what he put in parentheses and decide what you’re going do do at work today. If it’s anything less than making him take down that tweet or quitting, I feel sorry for you.

“Let’s just say it,” an emotional Brzezinski exclaimed, “he’s suggesting that Kirsten Gillibrand would have sex with him in order to get campaign contributions, the president actually tweeted that this morning.”

“That’s delusional by the way!” Jordan added.

Brzezinski called on Ivanka Trump to “finally stand up for what is right, since her father just literally sexually harassed in a cruel way, a woman on Twitter,” and later again called on Sanders to call out Trump or resign.

At the end of the segment, Brzezinski concluded that the three women on the Morning Joe panel were “shaking in anger,” and that the tweet “said so much about [Trump’s] character.”

“That tweet was one of the worst things I’ve seen so far in this presidency.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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