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Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough Talk Donald Trump On “The View”

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Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough opened up about their feud with Donald Trump on “The View” on Thursday. Scarborough also performed with his band. Check out the video below.

While Brzezinski and Scarborough are well-known in the media world for co-hosting MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” they became international news when the president unexpectedly attacked them on Twitter in late June. Trump wrote in two tweets, “I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year’s Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no!”

And so started a dispute that dominated both social media and television. As Gossip Cop reported at the time, “The View” co-hosts reacted to Trump’s tweets that very same day, and then debated the fallout of the feud the following day. Now nearly three months later, Brzezinski and Scarborough reflected on the situation on the ABC talk show.

The sit-down, however, started on a light-hearted note with Joy Behar pointing out they’ve done “Morning Joe” for 10 years and are now engaged. “How do you stand each other all day long and at night?” she asked. Scarborough responded, “They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. We don’t know what that feels like.” Added Brzezinski, “What we do is really fun, though. Our work just doesn’t feel like work.” When Behar noted, “You guys don’t even agree together politically,” the Democrat amusingly exclaimed, “God, no.”

Whoopi Goldberg brought up Trump’s tweets and his previous friendliness towards the couple, asking, “Did it ever occur to you he was going to shift up on you like he had other people?” Brzezinski said, “Absolutely,” and Scarborough explained, “Anybody who knows Donald knows it’s all transactional.” Once you say something bad about him, “we’ll be the worst human beings on the face of the earth,” Scarborough said, also alleging the president has an “obsession with Mika.” The panelists agreed that Trump seems “attracted to her,” and she claimed that he once got “handsy” with her, but didn’t go into details.

Sunny Hostin asked Brzezinksi for her reaction to Trump’s tweets about her, and she argued, “I think it’s a form of cyber-bullying. I would call it presidential face-shaming. I will say I laughed out loud… It didn’t hurt me. I will say everybody was upset about it. This was a big no” among both Democrats and Republicans. Sara Haines went on to ask the pair what they thought of Melania Trump’s anti-bullying speech. “Do you guys know she’s married to the guy who tweeted that I was bleeding from a face lift?” Brezinski asked incredulously. “The guy’s a bully… He’s rude and he’s mean to people and I think it’s strange the first lady would make a speech on such a platform, completely not discussing that her husband, the president of the United States, is a bully.”

Scarborough also said Trump makes his disses “more personal towards her [when] I’ve said harsher things at times.” Behar also wanted their take as to why the Republicans are supporting him. “Bullies understand force. This Republican party has never, ever stood up to him. They would be shocked if somebody finally did,” Scarborough sad, arguing, “But they won’t do it, because they’re always running scared, and that’s why they own him… It’s not like [Trump’s win and behavior were] a shock. Everybody saw this coming.”

Retorted Goldberg, “Everybody didn’t see this coming. They didn’t want to see it. They believed what they were being sold.” After a commercial break, Scarborough was asked about his previous pledge to become an independent. He said he hasn’t “had time” to officially make the change, “but yeah, I’m leaving the party… I’m just tired of a stupid Republican party.” The conversation then shifted to the Russia investigation, and Brzezinski said, “I don’t think it looks good, but don’t get ahead of it. I think that’s our challenge.” Scraborough also noted that the long investigation into Bill Clinton ultimately led nowhere, “So I learned hearing that year after year after year, you just sit back and you wait. Let Mueller do his job, and let the story speak itself.”

That said, he confessed, “Donald Trump and Russia, I don’t understand,” and called the president an “apologist for Vladimir Putin.” He added, “You don’t attack everyone on the face of the earth, including your own family members some of the time, and then give Vladimir Putin a pass.” And Scarborough further said, “Donald Trump didn’t think he was going to get elected. It was about money when he was running as the campaign… As horrible as this is, I think it’s still about money.” In fact, he believes Trump is figuring out “what he can do after leaving office” for his businesses.

At the end of his episode, Scarborough sang with his band. Watch the videos below.

 


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