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‘OK, KAREN’: MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski Mocked By Trump Campaign Over On-Air Trump Rant
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 12: Mika Brzezinski takes part in "The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-To-Peer Conversations"at The National Archives on July 12, 2017 in Washington, DC.
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MSNBC opinion host Mika Brzezinski was mocked on Wednesday after launching into a live on-air rant over President Donald Trump’s tweets aimed at her husband, co-opinion host Joe Scarborough.

“Aside from the fact that most believe that this president has botched this crisis from the get-go, and this will be known in history, worldwide, as a human catastrophe he could have prevented and he’s trying to deflect at all times,” Brzezinski claimed without evidence. “Willie and Mike, he’s tweeting again all sorts of crazy things, once again tweeting conspiracy theories about Joe, 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.”

“I’ll just say, I take a point of personal privilege here,” Brzezinski continued. “That’s sick. Donald, you are a sick person. You are a sick person. To put this family through this, to put her husband through this, to do this just because you’re mad at Joe, because Joe got you again today because he speaks the truth and 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 have 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 was referencing recent tweets by Trump citing a “cold case” he suggested involved Scarborough. “When will they open a Cold Case on the Psycho Joe Scarborough matter in Florida,” Trump tweeted last week. “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!” Trump’s “cold case” claim is a reference to a member of then-Congressman Scarborough’s staff being found dead at his Florida office in July 2001 from what authorities determined to be head trauma suffered when the staffer lost consciousness on account of a blood clot. Scarborough was in D.C. at the time and no foul play was suspected.

“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,” Brzezinski concluded. “You’ll be hearing from me on this, because this is BS. But Donald, you are a sick person. 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.”


Brzezinski was not finished, carrying her complaints onto to Twitter, specifically decrying the fact that Trump is allowed free speech on the platform. Brzezinski tweeted the following three tweets:

  • “.@jackAt what point is @Twitter a part of this? TAKE DOWN TRUMP’s ACCOUNT— the world world be safer. Retweet if you agree”
  • .@twitter need to know why trump is not banned?
  • I will be reaching out to head of twitter about their policies being violated every day by President Tump. Hope my call is taken. Please retweet if you agree

Brzezinski’s on-air meltdown prompted mockery from Trump’s camp, including Donald Trump Jr., who mocked Brzezinski on Twitter, writing, “I WANT TO SPEAK TO THE MANAGER!!!! OK Karen”

Another member of the Trump campaign quipped: “Who is the manager at Twitter!?? Mika would like to speak with you!”

Australian political commentator Rita Panahi tweeted a GIF at Brzezinski.

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