Brzezinski says Trump complains he can’t watch porn in White House
MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski accused President Trump on Thursday of complaining that he can’t watch porn in the White House.
Brzezinski, who has been in a vicious feud with Trump for most of his presidency, made the extraordinary charge while appearing on “MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle,” citing “someone who spoke” to Trump about his life in the White House.
The comments came up after Ruhle interviewed Michael Avenatti, the attorney for adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, over remarks by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani about his client. Giuliani attacked the credibility of Daniels, saying that “if you’re going to sell your body for money, you just don’t have a reputation.”
“The hypocrisy is astounding,” Brzezinski said of Giuliani’s remarks about Daniels, who says that she slept with Trump and was paid to keep quiet.
“Because I know someone who spoke to Donald Trump recently about life in the White House,” Brzezinski continued, “and Donald Trump’s biggest complaint was that he’s not allowed to watch porn in the White House.”
As Ruhle broke into laugher, Brzezinski said, “So there you go, there’s a little bit of news for you. He’s upset that he can’t watch porn in the White House.”
The startling remarks are just the latest eyebrow-raising moment in the feud between Trump and “Morning Joe” hosts Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, who are engaged to be married.
Just a day ago, Scarborough and Brzezinski lashed out at Trump over his remarks a year ago on Twitter that Brzezinski had shown up for a party on New Year’s Eve at his Mar-a-Lago estate bleeding from a bad facelift.
Scarborough did so after Trump ripped the media over its coverage of first lady Melania Trump. He responded by bringing up Trump’s tweet about Brzezinski, which caused a huge political storm at the time.
The Fake News Media has been so unfair, and vicious, to my wife and our great First Lady, Melania. During her recovery from surgery they reported everything from near death, to facelift, to left the W.H. (and me) for N.Y. or Virginia, to abuse. All Fake, she is doing really well!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 6, 2018
I agree that it would be “vicious” and “unfair” to lie about a loved one having a facelift for the purpose of causing pain and embarrassment. Mr. President, can you imagine anyone would be so cruel to do such a thing? https://t.co/zfqjt1LKw2
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) June 6, 2018
I can’t even imagine. https://t.co/WrwlEc37OH
— Mika Brzezinski (@morningmika) June 6, 2018
Trump also referred to Brzezinski as “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” in the 2017 tweet, which some Republican lawmakers called “beneath the dignity” of the White House at the time.
“Morning Joe” was criticized during the 2016 presidential campaign for giving too much airtime to Trump, who used to frequently call in to talk to the hosts.
The relationship took a turn after Trump won the GOP primary, with the coverage on the MSNBC show becoming increasingly critical of Trump.
Since Trump entered the White House, “Morning Joe” has frequently served as a venue for tough criticisms of the president, with the bitterness appearing to rise after last summer’s ugly back-and-forth on Twitter.
Trump has regularly attacked the MSNBC show’s ratings and accused the hosts of being stupid, and they have responded by increasingly criticizing his presidency and leadership.
The remarks from Brzezinski on Thursday appeared likely to take the hostilities to new ground.
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