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Mika Brzezinski calls Cruz, Trump feud over wives ‘stupid’

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MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski is calling the fight between GOP presidential contenders Donald Trump and Ted Cruz over their wives “stupid,” and criticizing the media attention.

“I’m going to do this story, [but] I still don’t think this is an issue,” she said on “Morning Joe” Thursday morning when discussing the war of words.

{mosads}“I think this is stupid,” Brzezinski added. She then moved on to an item about the fight: “Meanwhile, Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are butting heads over each other’s wives.”

The fight began when an anti-Trump super-PAC featured a nude photograph of the GOP front-runner’s wife, Melanie Trump, in an ad.

Trump on Tuesday vowed he would “spill the beans” on Ted Cruz’s wife, Heidi Cruz, and accused the group behind the spot, Make America Awesome, of having ties with Cruz.

Brzezinski on Thursday grew increasingly disgusted as she discussed the intensifying public feud between the two campaigns.

“I can’t even,” she said. “I’m sorry, I’m trying to keep a straight face here. This is stupid. We have just wasted two minutes. We can move on.”

She also slammed Cruz for denying links with super-PACs supporting his campaign, arguing that such collaboration is typical on the campaign trail.

“You know that super-PACs work with candidates,” Brzezinski said. “You just know it. You just know that there’s some kind of a background connection, or a direct one.”

The MSNBC anchor also lashed out at her fellow journalists for giving the fight attention.

“Hey guys, it is Twitter,” Brzezinski said of Trump’s initial attack. “It’s a tweet. Scroll past it, OK? If we talk about it, and [Fox Business Network host] Lou Dobbs does interviews about it and everybody talks about it more, it becomes bigger.”

Cruz has repeatedly argued that attacking family members “should be beneath” Trump.

Heidi Cruz, meanwhile, on Wednesday dismissed Trump’s claims about her as “having no basis in reality.”

Trump has since stepped up his attacks, tweeting an unflattering photo of Heidi Cruz alongside his own wife, and adding that “a picture is worth a thousand words.”

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