Mika Brzezinski slams 'sick' Trump over murder conspiracy tweets against Joe Scarborough, calls for suspension
The MSNBC host was reacting to Trump's tweets insinuating that Joe Scarborough may have been involved in the death of a staffer when he was a congressman
Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC's Morning Joe, launched an impassioned tirade against President Donald Trump, calling him "sick" and "disgusting" and urging Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to censor the commander-in-chief's tweets.
"You should be ashamed of yourself," Brzezinski told Twitter. "You’ll be hearing from me on this, because this is BS.”
“He’s tweeting again, all sorts of crazy things … once again tweeting conspiracy theories about Joe [Scarborough], falsely accusing him of murder, talking about the death of a young staffer in his congressional office years ago, and calling him dangerous to walk the streets," Mika bemoaned.
The staffer being referenced is Lori Klausutis, a 28-year-old intern who was found dead in Scarborough’s Fort Walton Beach office in Florida when he was a congressman. Her death was ruled accidental by a medical examiner, who said she had passed out because of an undiagnosed heart condition and hit her head on a desk. However, Trump has frequently hit out at Scarborough using the case, hinting that there was something wrong in her death.
“That’s sick, Donald, you’re a sick person…to put this family through this," she continued. "To do this just because you’re mad at Joe, because Joe got ya again today, because he speaks the truth, and he speaks plainly about your lack of interest and empathy in others, and your lack of ability to handle this massive human catastrophe, the fact that you’ve made it worse, and that you make it worse every day, and that you won’t even wear a mask to protect people from your germs.”
Brzezinski then proceeded to call on Twitter to censor the president, adding that the social media giant would be "hearing" from her.
“But the germs you’re spreading on Twitter — first of all, Twitter? You shouldn’t be allowing this. And you should be taking these tweets down. And you should be ashamed of yourself – you’ll be hearing from me on this, because this is BS," she added.
“But Donald, you’re a sick person,” said Brzezinski, continuing her rant. “You’re really a cruel, sick, disgusting person. And you can keep tweeting about Joe, but you’re just hurting other people. And of course, you’re hurting yourself.”
The MSNBC host was reacting to Trump's tweets aimed at her husband and co-host Joe Scarborough. Trump tweeted on Wednesday saying his former adviser Roger Stone had been treated unfairly during the Mueller probe, "while guys like Low Ratings Psycho Joe Scarborough are allowed to walk the streets? Open Cold Case!"
Last week, he referred to the "cold case" once again. "When will they open a Cold Case on the Psycho Joe Scarborough matter in Florida. Did he get away with murder? Some people think so. Why did he leave Congress so quietly and quickly? Isn't it obvious? What's happening now? A total nut job!" he tweeted.
Nonetheless, Brzezinski continued to pressure Twitter, asking its CEO Jack Dorsey to take down the president's tweets as it would make the world "safer."
"@jack At what point is @Twitter a part of this? TAKE DOWN TRUMP’s ACCOUNT— the world be safer. Retweet if you agree," she tweeted.
The MSNBC host then revealed in a follow-up tweet that a call was being "set up" with Dorsey.
Brzezinski has been one of the most vocal critics of Trump in mainstream media. She has previously accused the president of "wanting" white nationalist terror attacks to occur and blamed Trump supporters of considering their leader “more important than the lives of American people.”