MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski on Wednesday returned fire at Fox News’s “Outnumbered,” referring to the show’s female co-hosts as “all of these people with long legs and short skirts [who] talk about how people feel about the news.”
Brzezinski was responding after the Fox show accused her of being “emotional” in criticizing President Trump.
"Mika is a sad-mad," “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough said to start the show, referencing a comment by "Outnumbered" co-host Harris Faulkner about Brzezinski.
"Yesterday, they had a show on Fox called 'Outnumbered,’” he continued, before Brzezinski added: "And all of these people with long legs and short skirts talk about how people feel about the news.”
"I didn’t know about that," said Scarborough. "But they have like 30 women or something and then they get one guy in the middle, and it's called ‘Outnumbered,’ right?"
"And all these legs," Brzezinski added.
The conversation on "Morning Joe" volleyed quickly between Brzezinski and Scarborough from there, with Scarborough accusing the "Outnumbered" hosts of being "sexist."
"People said she was crying and tearing up because she was upset! Nothing sexist there," he said.
“When Joe amps up and speaks to camera and is really, really forceful, he’s strong. I’m emotional,” said Brzezinski.
Brzezinski's observation of “Outnumbered” hosts' legs struck some on social media as hypocritical.
The “Morning Joe” hosts faced criticism in 2012 over a Vanity Fair photo shoot in which Brzezinski was on a table in a pose some saw as suggestive while Scarborough sat in a chair smiling at the camera.
The "Morning Joe" co-hosts has been especially critical of Trump in recent days, with both Brzezinski and Scarborough referring to Trump as a "fake president."