President Trump and Rush Limbaugh had similar, weird experience with Morning Joe hosts/couple Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough.
- Trump to Rush last March 23 at the White House: “Those two ( Joe and Mika ) are weird.” And I just sat there. He said, “Yeah, New Year’s Eve, they call, they begged to come to Mar-a-Lago. They want to be around me. They come to Mar-a-Lago. I said, ‘I gotta let ’em in, I’m president-elect, they want to come.’ I didn’t want them there, but they wanted to come. And they hang out for all three days, and I kind of felt obligated to have ’em.”
- Rush: ‘In 2012, Joe and Mika asked to come by and they were here for about an hour, gave them an engraved EIB iPad. It was about three weeks later that they started trashing me like I have never been trashed.
Rush Limbaugh: It was 2012. ..I get a note that Mika Brzezinski and Scarborough are in town. There’s something going on in town that they’re here, they’re here making an appearance… And they asked to come by. I met Scarborough a long, long time ago. He was a member of the freshman class in 1994. I had never met Mika Brzezinski. They came by here and they were here for about an hour.
Could not have been nicer. And I asked Mika, you know, her dad was Zbig, Zbigniew Brzezinski, and I asked her what it was like growing up with her dad national security adviser to Jimmy Carter. She said, “Oh, we went everywhere. Every foreign trip he packed everybody up, we went as a family.”
I heard some fascinating stories. Scarborough was talking about his rock band and playing the guitar.
And I ended up giving each of them an engraved EIB iPad. Do you remember? And they were thrilled, they were happy, and they walked out of here with them after about an hour.
And Mika even used her EIB iPad on MSNBC. I have a picture of her using it, showing, flashing it. It was about three weeks later that they started trashing me like I have never been trashed. I don’t even remember what about. And I didn’t hear it ’cause I don’t watch MSNBC. I was told about it.I had no clue. “What did you do to them?” I didn’t do anything. I gave them an iPad.
They came down here unannounced. I brought ’em in here for an hour, and they sat here and talked. And then this I haven’t told you.
Kathryn and I had dinner at the White House on March 23rd. It was a Thursday night. It was the night before what was going to be the first vote in the House on repealing Obamacare. It did not happen.
We got there right at five o’clock, right as Trump was meeting with the Tuesday group, a group of Republican House members. There were 17 “no” votes. We watched the whole thing, right off Oval Office. He converted 16 of those votes to “yes” votes. At dinner — I’m down to 30 seconds here. I have to go through this faster than I want to. At dinner, I don’t know how it came up, he asked me if I knew Scarborough and I said, “Yeah, I’ve met him.”
He said, “Those two are weird.” And I just sat there. He said, “Yeah, New Year’s Eve, they call, they begged to come to Mar-a-Lago. They want to be around me. They come to Mar-a-Lago. I said, ‘I gotta let ’em in, I’m president-elect, they want to come.’ I didn’t want them there, but they wanted to come. And they hang out for all three days, and I kind of felt obligated to have ’em.” I read this tweet today, and apparently he’s been bugged by that ever since it happened. I mean, just told me, told us out of the blue about it.
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