On Friday, MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski suggested, repeatedly, that President Donald Trump isn’t the biological father of 13-year-old Barron Trump.
“We’re going to have Donald Trump, yesterday, I think it was yesterday, in the White House, talking about Melania’s son,” said Joe Scarborough, “Morning Joe” co-host and Brzezinski’s husband.
“Maybe it is Melania’s son,” co-host Mika Brzezinski interrupted.
“It is Melania’s son?” Scarborough responded, in an attempt to squash the implication.
“Well, that’s what he was saying. He was saying it was just her son,” Brzezinski said, referring to President Donald Trump discussing a ban on flavored vaping products on Wednesday in the Oval Office. “It’s not — that’s just what he said.”
Scarborough again tried to save his wife from humiliating herself: “Let me get back to Biden, because I don’t know exactly what you’re saying.”
“It seems that he didn’t remember Barron’s name or —,” Brzezinski continued.
“Just stop, just stop,” Joe Scarborough again tried to quiet his wife.
President Donald Trump, sitting alongside his wife First Lady Melania, welcomed reporters into the Oval on Wednesday to discuss his administration’s coming crackdown on vaping products. While talking to the press, the President emphasized the motherhood of the First Lady to explain her push for the ban.
“Vaping has become a very big business as I understand it, like a giant business in a very short period of time. But we can’t allow people to get sick, and we can’t have our youth be so affected,” President Trump told reporters. “And I’m hearing it, and that’s how the First Lady got involved. She’s got a son, together, that is a beautiful young man and she feels very, very strongly about it.”
Brzezinski used the momentary pause President Trump took before adding the word “together” to apparently rationalize suggesting some bizarre conspiracy on daytime television.
Many folks on social media were outraged by the comments and quickly turned to Twitter to respond. “If you want to debate policies, that’s one thing,” posted GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel. “But there’s no excuse for attacking President Trump’s 13-year-old child. Kids should be off limits.”