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Mika Brzezinski Says Trump Has A ‘Strange Sexual’ Thing For Her

Donny Deutsch, Mika Brzezinski, Mike Barnicle (MSNBC)

The procession of profiles on MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski isn’t slowing down anytime soon. But on a positive note, she is finding it easier to talk about her relationship with fiancée Joe Scarborough.

In a new piece out in Marie Claire, Mika finds just the right words to use to make President Trump sound like a creep and someone who she thinks is trying to land her sexually.

The mag wanted to know how Mika was so unfazed by the whole ordeal of being on the receiving end of Trump’s nasty tweets about her so-called bloody chin back in June. ​Surprisingly they didn’t want to know how she thinks her ex-husband felt watching her fall in love with her co-host over the span of a decade.

In the story’s deck they call her a “target.”

“Are you kidding me? Bleeding from a facelift… What? It’s deranged,” Mika said. “I will tell you, the month after it happened I got mobbed in the streets by people saying ‘I am so sorry.’ Everyone’s coming up to me, they’re hugging me, and I say, ‘Yes, he was a great man, my father,’ and they’re like, ‘No! The President’s tweets!’ I really don’t care if he wants to say that I look…whatever. I’m worried that he’s doing it! … It’s some strange sexual thing.”

Trump saying Mika is bleeding from her chin is sexual?

If true, that’s a new low in sex — even for Trump, who has said he can grab women “by the pussy” if he feels like it.

Mika’s relationship with Joe obviously comes up in the piece. But now it’s more of an afterthought and no questions are asked about how they began, the alleged extramarital affair, etc…

Nope — Marie Claire plays it safe. They want to know if her “working dynamic” has shifted since confirming the “long-simmering rumors” about their “off-screen” relationship. Please.

But fine, here’s what she says.

“I urge all your readers not to try this at home!” Mika exclaims. “Having said that, we really like being together. It is the joy of my life. …I feel really lucky to live and work with someone I love so much. It’s not like anybody on the set talks about it. We all really like each other and we all consider ourselves part of a family and it is the most congenial, fun, accepting environment. And the whole thing has been organic and certainly does not feel difficult in any way.”

Seriously, it’s not like anyone on the set talks about it?


That’s how all those rumors got started — because absolutely no one was talking about it.

And is sneaking around organic?

I guess technically it could be.

Betsy Rothstein
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Born and raised in Akron, Ohio, Betsy has been covering and torturing Washington media for the past three years. Early on she studied journalism in England, interviewing punk rockers in Piccadilly Square who stole her notebook and ripped it up. After graduating from Union College with a B.A. in Spanish, she began her journalism career in Cambridge, Mass., working for a Cuban newspaper where she conducted man-on-the-street interviews. She asked Latinos about their love lives. “Do Latinos make better lovers or what?” She soon moved out west to Denver, where she worked for two rival Hispanic weeklies for one year each. Next stop: J-school at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, where she earned a master’s degree. In the years following grad school she worked at the Boca Raton News as a business reporter followed by a brief stint as a press secretary for former Rep. Robert Wexler (D-Fla.). She spent the next decade on Capitol Hill covering hard news, features and gossip for The Hill Newspaper. In 2009 she quit and moved to Portland, Ore. and wrote about the many long-haired men there who distinctly resemble Jesus. They weren’t all kind (one was fat and confrontational) but she got her story. Prior to joining TheDC, Betsy was the editor of FishbowlDC, a Washington media gossip blog.

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