MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski revealed that President Donald Trump’s biggest complaint about his job is that he no longer can watch pornography from his office.
The “Morning Joe” co-host stuck around Thursday for “MSNBC Live with Stephanie Ruhle” to speak with the attorney for Stormy Daniels to discuss insults against the former porn actress by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani.
“The hypocrisy is astounding,” Brzezinski said. “Because I know someone who spoke to Donald Trump recently about life in the White House, and Donald Trump’s biggest complaint was that he’s not allowed to watch porn in the White House. So there you go, there’s a little bit of news for you.”
Ruhle laughed at the revelation about the president’s personal conduct, and cracked a joke.
“I bet they have those 1-900 numbers blocked, too, which must be a disappointment,” she said.
Brzezinski angrily lashed out at Giuliani several times during her program over his remarks, which she said could embolden other women to come forward to challenge the president over his past treatment.
Giuliani suggested that Daniels could not be credible because she was a sex worker, and attorney Michael Avenatti agreed he was a hypocrite.
“Any individual who has pornography should most certainly, you know, speak out against my client at all times and try to discredit her,” Avenatti said, sarcastically. “That would be — I don’t know how many people it would be, but it would be a very, very small group in the United States. The hypocrisy of a lot of these people is truly astounding.”
He said Giuliani’s comments were insulting to every woman, regardless of their personal views on pornography.
“I agree with Mika’s comments earlier today, I saw them and I agree 100 percent, Mika, with what you said,” Avenatti said. “The time has come for women to speak out. Let me say this, if Rudy Giuliani is not fired immediately by this president, it is an outrage, and it should send a message to every woman in America as to what this president thinks is acceptable. You know, if the ‘Access Hollywood’ tape was not enough, this should be enough.”
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"The NRA said in the filing that it continues to review the alleged abuse of funds, as the tax-exempt organization curtails services and runs up multimillion-dollar legal bills," the Post's report states. "The assertion of impropriety comes four months after the attorney general of New York state filed a lawsuit accusing NRA chief executive Wayne LaPierre and other top officials of using NRA funds for decades to provide inflated salaries and expense accounts."