President Donald Trump and MSNBC co-anchor Mika Brzezinski got into a spat on Twitter earlier this week after questions about co-anchor Joe Scarborough’s past were brought back into the light. Now, Brzezinski is appealing to a higher authority, namely, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
Brzezinski’s Had It With Trump’s Trollery
Earlier in the week, President Trump tweeted about the death of Lori Klausutis, a staffer who worked for Scarborough while he was serving in the House of Representatives. The aide died at her desk in the former congressman’s office. While her death was declared accidental, some have put forward theories implying that Scarborough might have been involved.
President Trump, who has a rather testy relationship with both Scarborough and his wife Brzezinski, has trolled the pair by tweeting about the staffer’s death on multiple occasions. On Wednesday, he posted a tweet that read in part: “And Low Ratings Psycho Joe Scarborough are allowed to walk the streets? Open Cold Case!”
Brzezinski wasn’t too happy about that particular quip. “Donald, you’re a sick person. You’re a sick person, to put this family through this, to put her husband through this, to do this just because you’re mad at Joe because Joe got you again today,” she wrote, continuing:
“Because he speaks the truth, and he speaks plainly about your lack of interest and empathy in others and your lack of ability to handle this massive human catastrophe, the fact that you have made it worse and you make it worse every day. And that you won’t even wear a mask to protect people from your germs.”
Later, the journalist took it a step further and is now trying to get the president’s account removed from Twitter. She posted a tweet asking Dorsey to take action. “You will be hearing from me on this, because this is B.S.,” she tweeted. She posted another tweet which read: “@jack At what point is @Twitter a part of this? TAKE DOWN TRUMP’s ACCOUNT – the world world [sic] be safer. Retweet if you agree.”
On the same day, Brzezinski announced that Dorsey had agreed to a phone call. “A call is being set up with @jack and the GC,” she tweeted. “Thanks for your interest. I will keep you posted.”
While Brzezinski and Dorsey have not yet spoken, it seems unlikely that the CEO will acquiesce to the journalist’s demands. The company has already made its policies regarding world leaders clear. Last year, its leadership explained that “if a Tweet from a world leader does violate the Twitter Rules but there is a clear public interest value to keeping the Tweet on the service, we may place it behind a notice that provides context about the violation and allows people to click through should they wish to see the content.”
Of course, Brzezinski likely knows that her censorious request will not be granted. It seems apparent that this is just a publicity stunt designed to make the MSNBC anchor appear to be the ultimate heroine standing up to the forces of evil. Unfortunately for her, nobody will buy what she’s selling.
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