Mika Brzezinski: ‘I’m Extremely Uncomfortable’ with Trump Wishing Ghislaine Maxwell Well

Mika Brzezinski: ‘I’m Extremely Uncomfortable’ with Trump Wishing Ghislaine Maxwell Well

MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough expressed their shock on Wednesday after President Donald Trump wished accused sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell ‘well’ at a press conference. The Morning Joe hosts were both taken aback by his comments.

“He wishes her well,” Brzezinski said. “Prosecutors say Maxwell played a critical role in helping Epstein identify, befriend, and groom minor victims for abuse — Girls, young girls, children. She has denied the allegations, and she has pleaded not guilty.”

“You know what, I just want that to sit there for a while. The President at his Coronavirus briefing had no doctors, but he wished Ghislaine Maxwell well. I mean, I know that there’s no proven connection in any way, but we’ve shown on this show video of Donald Trump dancing with Jeffrey Epstein and a bunch of girls dancing around him, and he wishes her well.”

“I’m extremely uncomfortable with what I just heard, and I think everybody should be. And the questions in this case need to be asked and asked and asked until they are answered. And I just think it’s very strange that the President would make a comment like that in a case like this.”

“Well, this is former prosecutors talking about that bizarre comment yesterday, wishing well a woman who was accused of procuring and abusing herself and having Jeffrey Epstein abuse young girls for powerfully connected men over years and years’ time. It certainly — it does seem bizarre,” Scarborough said.

Watch the video above, via MSNBC.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Political Media Editor