Deutsch Blows Up at Trump Over Tweets Attacking Brzezinski: He's 'Physically Disgusting' and a 'Vulgar Pig'

June 30, 2017

MSNBC "Morning Joe" guest Donny Deutsch blew up at President Donald Trump on Friday over his tweets attacking Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, saying Trump was "physically disgusting" and a "vulgar pig."

Trump touched off a firestorm on Thursday when he tweeted personal attacks at the longtime hosts of "Morning Joe," receiving particular condemnation for claiming Brzezinski's face was bleeding from a face-lift once during a Mar-a-Lago visit.

Co-host Willie Geist announced at the start of Friday's program that Scarborough and Brzezinski, who are engaged, altered their vacation plans to come into the show at 7 a.m. Eastern and address Trump's attacks directly. They already co-authored a column slamming Trump and questioning his mental fitness.

The guests who were there uniformly blasted Trump's conduct, but Deutsch in particular lost his temper.

BBC correspondent Katty Kay called Trump's words "sexist and vicious," but Deutsch went further and said Trump's conduct was that of a "vulgar pig" and warned he was going to go low, not high as Michelle Obama would wish.

"He's physically disgusting to look at. That's what I find ironic about the way that he starts to always go after other people's physical attributes," Deutsch said.

Deutsch said to look beyond his obvious vulgarity, stupidity, and misogyny and look at his lack of mental ability to be in office.

"Enough is enough!" Deutsch said. "Enough is enough with this disgusting, vulgar man! To talk about women that day, and the irony is that you physically look like you do, beyond the stupidity of it, you are a pig! You are a bully! And you are doing disgusting things to this country."

Geist wondered if attacking Trump's physical appearance lowered the discourse.

"You know what? It absolutely does," Deutsch said. "I'm taking the low ground here. You know what? He goes after a woman that way? He goes after a friend that way? He is a vulgar human being. He's vulgar to look at. He's disgusting in the way he behaves himself as the president."

He concluded by quipping he might not be invited on the show again after his display.