Wolff fires back at 'Morning Joe' hosts: Both 'eager to gossip' about Trump off-camera

Wolff fires back at 'Morning Joe' hosts: Both 'eager to gossip' about Trump off-camera
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Michael Wolff fired back at "Morning Joe" hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough after a heated Thursday morning interview was abruptly ended when Brzezinski accused Wolff of "slurring" United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyCoronavirus sets off industry scramble for aid from Washington Why Klobuchar should be Biden's vice presidential pick Overnight Defense: 'Tens of thousands' of National Guard troops could be activated for coronavirus response | Hospital ships could take week to deploy | Trump says military to help Americans stuck in Peru MORE.

"The last time I was on Morning Joe off camera Joe and Mika eager to gossip about who Trump might be sleeping with," Wolff, author of the controversial "Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House," tweeted to his 117,000 followers.

"It really would be hard to gossip more eagerly off camera than Mika and Joe gossip," he said in subsequent tweet. 

The heated interview, and Wolff's subsequent tweets, came after he told HBO host Bill Maher that Trump was currently having an affair, subsequently fanning the flame of rumors that Haley was the party involved. 

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Brzezinski pressed Wolff on Thursday over the apparent insinuation. 

“You might be having a fun time playing a little game dancing around this, but you’re slurring a woman; it’s disgraceful,” Brzezinski said to Wolff. 

“Mika, again, she has been accused of nothing. She has decided to deny something she was not accused of,” Wolff retorted. “Certainly I have not accused her of this.”

Brzezinski shortly thereafter ended the interview.

In his Thursday tweets, Wolff, who also appeared on the MSNBC morning program about three weeks ago, also seemed to suggest the segment had been staged.

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"To be invited on a show with the purpose of being thrown off...is the new television," he tweeted.

He also insisted, as he did during his "Morning Joe" appearance, that he wasn't spreading any rumors about Haley, as some journalists have accused.

"Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" sold 1.7 million copies in its first three weeks of release.