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Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski offered Vanity Fair the back story to the vicious attacks President Trump lobbed at her on Twitter on Thursday. "I kind of wanted to keep that to myself," Brzezinski said of the procedure Trump had targeted her for when he tweeted that "low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-a-Lago [three] 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!"
While Brzezinski and co-host Joe Scarborough responded at length to Trump's tweets Friday morning, even bringing to the surface allegations that Trump had tried to blackmail them about their negative coverage of his administration, Brzezinski added the story of how she had personally learned about the attacks:
"I said, 'Guys! What did he tweet?' Willie showed me, and I started laughing, and said, 'Shit. I kind of wanted to keep that to myself,'" [Brzezinski] said, referring to the procedure she had undergone to tighten the skin under her neck. "I had a turkey neck. My mom told me to get it done," she explained. "I was FaceTiming all my friends, telling them to get it done, that it wasn't so bad."
She said that she had told Melania Trump about the procedure when the couple stopped by Mar-a-Lago on New Year's Eve. "The irony of it all is that Donald kept saying, 'That's incredible. You can't even tell? Who did it? Who did it?' He kept asking for the name of the doctor. He literally asked 10 times. 'Is he down here? Who is he?'" Scarborough recalled. (A spokesman from the White House declined to comment.) [Vanity Fair]
Read more about how Brzezinski learned about Trump's tweets, and how she is feeling now, at Vanity Fair.