How Late-Night Hosts Reacted to Trump’s Mika Brzezinski Tweets

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President Trump has provided an endless amount of material for late-night television hosts, and the past few days have been no exception. The President sent out a pair of tweets early Thursday morning criticizing MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” making an especially vicious reference to co-host Mika Brzezinski.


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“I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore),” he wrote. “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!

Seth Meyers, host of “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” made the tweets the center of Thursday evening’s show by introducing a new segment called “I Can’t,” in which the host covers topics that render him speechless.

Jimmy Fallon also referenced the tweets in his opening monologue of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” “President Trump sent a pretty crazy tweet about MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski where he accused her of getting a facelift,” Fallon said. “Then he went back to combing his hair with a Dyson Airblade. Yes, that’s right, Trump accused Mika Brzezinski of getting plastic surgery, which is odd because that’s the only thing covered by his health care plan.”

Stephen Colbert also lambasted the President Thursday night in his opening monologue. “I’m gonna say something that I did not think was possible anymore: I am shocked by something Donald Trump said.” The late-night host referred to the tweets as a “buffet of s—” and joked, “Someone bleeding badly at your door and you say no? Sounds like your health care plan.” He called the tweets “shocking” and “vicious” — and therefore “on-brand” for the President.

Brzezinksi and co-host Joe Scarborough responded to the tweets on-air Friday morning, stating that the President’s obsession with how he is referred to by the media is taking away from his ability to lead the country. They also wrote an op-ed piece for Friday’s Washington Post headlined “Donald Trump is not well,” denying the claims in Trump’s tweets.

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  1. Guy Rock says:

    U.S. Coalition forces killed over 500 Syrian civilians in June. What no jokes? Come on, you’re not trying hardf enough.

  2. Maureen says:

    And you wonder where all the violent attitude comes from in this country? It starts at the top. Try being a bully with Putin. Or even May in Germany. We have all seen those rolling eyes of hers when Trump opens his mouth. Disbelief. At this point in time Trump feels he has done just about everything possible to get himself removed from office. But nothing has worked so far. So why not continue being a bully. Who can stop him?

  3. khrish67 says:

    I am concerned that we will never be able to get this nut out of the White House. I do believe he is just insane enough to resist removal if he loses in the next election. We all know had Clinton won this election he would still be fighting and insisting that the election was rigged. Believe it or not….this man is a low-life nutcake and he has become UN funny to me.

    • tjchurch2001 says:

      I am not sure if we will be able to get him out. However, I must correct you that (as these same late-night hosts have no doubt stated) he didn’t truly win the election. Also, there are many things seriously wrong with this country if he lasts in the White House until the end of this year, let alone the term.

  4. tjchurch2001 says:

    I watched “Seth” last night, & was upset (but not surprised) he introduced a new segment with only a long pause & those words (especially after the GREAT return of the “Really?!” segment recently).

    As for Jimmy & Stephen, I see Jimmy only briefly before Seth comes on, & wish ridding of Fallon’s mustache (if not him completely on the show) would be part of the health care. Also, I think it is dangerous to America’s health to have Colbert hosting anything on broadcast TV.

    • Big mike says:

      Um it still goes to the top the president if he tweets nothing then it goes away. Its really simple he keeps his mouth shut turns off the phone then it goes away. Which in turn colbert, meyers etc have no more material its easy.

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