Donald Trump’s infamous tweet in June 2017 — which has since been deleted, following his social media ban — where he lashed out at MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski, claiming she was “bleeding badly from a face-lift,” originated from a conversation between the political host and the Trumps in their bedroom.
During a recent chat with host Molly Jong-Fast on “The New Abnormal” podcast, Brzezinski revealed that she and her husband, Morning Joe cohost Joe Scarborough, regrettably (as she put it!) had a working relationship with the former president and would occasionally visit him down at his Mar-a-Lago residence upon Trump’s request.
In 2016, Brzezinski and her husband paid a visit to the former first couple down in Palm Beach, a few days after she had a cosmetic procedure done to reduce the wrinkles under her neck. “I actually had gotten like a thing on the sides of my neck, like I guess they call it like a chin tuck,” she told Jong-Fast on April 12. “Four days later, it’s New Year’s Eve and Trump is calling Joe and he’s like ‘Where’s Mika?’ He’s always obsessed with me.”
Still “loopy” on painkillers after going under the knife — and against her husband's advice — she made the trip down and found herself having a conversation with Melania about her recent procedure in the couple’s bedroom during what she described as a “woman to woman” chat.
“Melania was very curious about [the procedure],” Brzezinski said. That’s when Donald came up and joined the ladies and said, “‘You know, Melania has had no work done. She’s perfect.’ I’m like, ‘That’s great.’”
Forgetting about the initial exchange, a few months went by, and Brzezinski made some disparaging remarks about Donald on Morning Joe. It wasn't long before the 45th president blasted her appearance on Twitter. Donald lashed out at Brzezinski’s intelligence, claiming she had a “low I.Q.” and calling her “Crazy Mika,” in addition to saying she was “bleeding” from her face during her visit.
After Donald’s remarks, a slew of political leaders (including at least seven Republican Senators) condemned his personal attack on the MSNBC host — including Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham and Maine Sen. Susan Collins.
Brzezinski revealed she learned about the tweet while she was on air and explained that all she could do was “literally laugh out loud uproariously,” adding: “I thought it was the funniest thing I’d ever read.”