Joe Scarborough responded to Trump’s tweets about his “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski, claiming that Trump has ranted about the show in a meeting with congressmen. Following is a transcript of the video.
Unfortunately, we learned what we’ve always learned and that is that he for some reason takes things so much more personally with women. He’s so much more vicious with women.
I never told this story but a very well-known congressman who went over to the White House with 20 other members when the president was pitching House members to get through the House said that he went on this rant about Morning Joe, in front of 20 members of Congress while he was trying to pitch the healthcare bill. And he went on and on and on and sort of just brushed me aside: “He’s a joke. He’s a joke.” But then this senior member, that everybody knows, and we were on the phone, he said, “I’ve never made a call like this. I’ve been in politics my whole life. … He scared me. Because he was vicious when he turned … from you to Mika. His face was red. He started talking about blood coming out of her ears, out of her eyes.” And this congressman said, “I’ve been in politics for decades. I’ve never seen anything like this.” And he said, “I don’t even know why I’m calling you. But I was just scared. I was scared for you guys, and I wanted you to know.”
And for some reason we’ve seen this time and time again with Mika. I will insult him over the Muslim ban or say that he’s a racist. I’ll say he’s a racist with what he said about David Duke, all of these things through the year, and for some reason he always goes after Mika.