“We’re OK, the country’s not,” Scarborough said. “Yesterday was just another example of how deeply personal he is. He attacks women because he fears women.”
Brzezinski also said she’s concerned about the larger ramifications of Trump’s actions, and what they signify. “He appears to have a fragile, childlike, impetuous ego that we’ve seen over and again, especially with women,” she said. “It’s like he can’t take it.”
Brzezinski said she does not regret the segment that allegedly incited Trump, during which she joked about how the president reportedly hung a fake Time magazine cover of himself in his home.
“I thought it was hilarious, and I still do,” she said. “I stand by my joke.”
The two also exposed Trump’s comments in his weekly column for The Washington Post, correcting the narrative about their interaction with them at his home in Florida around New Year’s Eve, and passing along a story about a planned hit-piece in the National Enquirer.
“This year, top White House staff members warned that the National Enquirer was planning to publish a negative article about us unless we begged the president to have the story spiked,” they wrote. “We ignored their desperate pleas.”
On their show Friday, Brzezinski said: “They were calling children, they were calling my close friends, they were pinning the story on my ex-husband.”
Scarborough mentioned that Trump is friends with David Pecker, who owns the Enquirer’s parent company.
“Donald Trump called me during the campaign and bragged about his friend who runs the National Enquirer,” he said. “There were all these stories that were planted in the National Enquirer for people who Donald Trump wanted to attack.”
Also, Trump claimed that Brzezinski was “bleeding badly from a face-lift,” but the two said she’s never had a facelift. “She did have a little skin under her chin tweaked, but this was hardly a state secret,” they wrote. “Her mother suggested she do so, and all those around her were aware of this mundane fact.”
On the show, she said, “I’m pretty transparent about what I do, and I think it looks awesome.”