Morning Joe Host’s Comment About Melania and Ivanka Enrages American Women

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Melania and Ivanka Trump | Photo credit US Magazine

When females like Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski say women should stick together, they mean “liberal women.” If you are a conservative woman, like Melania and Ivanka Trump, then you don’t deserve support or respect. Brzezinski proved that in a recent attack on the first lady and first daughter.

On her MSNBC show, the self-proclaimed feminist came to the defense of Senator Kristen Gillibrand. After Gillibrand called for President Trump to resign over sexual harassment allegations, the president fired back on Twitter.

Brzezinski and a host of other Democrats and left-leaning news sites accused Trump of “slut shaming” the New York Senator. The tweet also led the USA Today editorial board to post a scathing article slamming the president.

Mika took things one step further on Wednesday,  blaming Melania and Ivanka for the tweet. She began her tirade by suggesting the first lady isn’t serious about her anti-bullying agenda.

“[Trump] should have apologized for being a sexist pig,” Brzezinski said referring to the Gillibrand tweet. “And the women around him, his wife, who has a platform against cyber bullying, that’s a joke. That’s the saddest thing I’ve ever seen.”

After attacking Melania, Brzezinski turned her attention to Ivanka “who came to Washington… to develop a platform for women,” yet supports her father. “Go home,” she told the first daughter. “You’re doing nothing if you stand by this president.”

In addition to bashing the Trump women, Brzezinski took a shot at White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. After showing a clip of Sanders explaining to the press that the president’s remarks were not sexual, she commented: “I don’t know how she does that.”

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Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senator (D-NY) and Mika Brzezinski, Co-Host, MSNBC’s Morning Joe at the 2015 Women In The World Summit. | Photo credit New York Times

Following her attack on Sanders, Brzezinski started a social media hashtag urging her to turn against President Trump. “Tell her it’s ok to step up and say the truth about the Presidents tweet,” Brzezinski wrote. “Retweet to show your support women and truth!”

Suffice it to say, Brzezinski’s Twitter campaign and comments are indicative of larger problems. One, Melania and Ivanka are not responsible for what President Trump says or does. And two, it’s beyond hypocritical to call for supporting women while you are trashing women. It simply doesn’t work that way.