MSNBC's "Morning Joe" co-host Joe Scarborough unleashed on former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R.) on Thursday morning for verbally attacking his fiancée and co-host Mika Brzezinski during an interview.
Huckabee appeared on Fox News on Wednesday night and slammed Brzezinski for lecturing women in the White House about morality, family, and marriage. He also castigated Brzezinski for verbally attacking his daughter, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and said it amazes him that "feminists are doing everything they can to discredit my daughter."
Brzezinski was visibly uncomfortable when Scarborough brought up Huckabee's comments and told him not to respond to them, repeatedly saying "No, Joe. Come on" and "stop." Scarborough did not back down, however, and went on a short rant against the former Arkansas governor.
"What a sleazy thing to do. What a sleazebag," Scarborough said. "Mike, you go and you actually talk about marriage. Mika never talked about marriage. She never lectured on the morality of any of that. What a sleazy thing for you to do."
Brzezinski then appeared to say that she thinks "they have an agenda" before Scarborough continued criticizing Huckabee.
"What a judgmental, predictably stupid thing for you to do," Scarborough said.
Scarborough then quickly transitioned to discussing a completely different story about George Clooney.
Brzezinski criticized Sanders on Wednesday in response to her defense of President Donald Trump's controversial tweet against Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), which received widespread media attention.
Brzezinski and other Democrats claimed that Trump's remark about how the New York Democrat would "do anything" for contributions was implying Gillibrand would even trade sexual favors for campaign money. Reporter April Ryan asked Sanders during Tuesday's White House press briefing whether Gillibrand was owed an apology.
"I think only if your mind is in the gutter would you have read it that way, so no," Sanders said.
"Sarah Huckabee Sanders, I feel sorry for you," Brzezinski said in response to Sanders' defense of Trump's tweet. "I started a hashtag ‘support for Sarah' and ‘get your mind out of the gutter.' I seriously support you in your quest for truth, in you quest for goodness, in your quest for love of country, because you haven't made it there yet."