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 HaleyNikki HaleyBiden sparks confusion, cleanup on Russia-Ukraine remarks The 10 Republicans most likely to run for president Will — or should — Kamala Harris become the Spiro Agnew of 2022? 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.
The last time I was on Morning Joe off camera Joe and Mika eager to gossip about who Trump might be sleeping with.— Michael Wolff (@MichaelWolffNYC) February 1, 2018
"It really would be hard to gossip more eagerly off camera than Mika and Joe gossip," he said in subsequent tweet.
It really would be hard to gossip more eagerly off camera than Mika and Joe gossip.— Michael Wolff (@MichaelWolffNYC) February 1, 2018
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.
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.
"To be invited on a show with the purpose of being thrown off...is the new television," he tweeted.
To be invited on a show with the purpose of being thrown off...is the new television.— Michael Wolff (@MichaelWolffNYC) February 1, 2018
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.
And let me repeat: Nikki Haley has chosen to vociferously deny something she was not accused of.— Michael Wolff (@MichaelWolffNYC) February 1, 2018
.@MichaelWolffNYC should be persona non grata to anyone who cares about truth, facts, ethics, evidence -- you know, the pillars of journalism. Why are you buying his books? Putting him on TV? Promoting his work? Young reporters are watching, and they're learning it's OK to lie.— Tim Alberta (@TimAlberta) February 1, 2018
Wow, you're garbage. https://t.co/oayBHsquCg— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) February 1, 2018
Hey @MichaelWolffNYC: it must be fun to write and say whatever you want under the banner of “non-fiction,” with zero fact-checking or basic decency. I have no idea why you put me in your author acknowledgments but please remove my name for the next edition. https://t.co/fNkqff4IeY— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) January 31, 2018
"Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House" sold 1.7 million copies in its first three weeks of release.