Joe Scarborough set his sights on Kellyanne Conway during the Monday airing of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” and excoriated the president's counselor for defending the Trump administration.
“Kellyanne Conway, again, doing the inexplicable, saying the inexplicable, saying things ... that make my teeth hurt,” Scarborough said. “She is so stupid that they make my teeth hurt. Not her, but the words that come out of her mouth when she’s spinning.”
Referring to comments Conway made on Sunday, which claimed that members of the special counsel investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election reportedly donated to the Democratic Party, Scarborough noted that President Donald Trump and former communications director Anthony Scaramucci both donated to Democratic candidates in the past.
Of Conway's comments, Scarborough said, “That makes no sense.”
Back in May, Scarborough's "Morning Joe" counterpart and fiancee, Mika Brzezinski, referred to Conway as "politics porn."
Brzezinski, at the time, accused CNN of creating “politics porn” over its continued airings of Conway interviews.
“You’ve got to stop putting Kellyanne on the air,” Brzezinski pleaded with the network. “It’s politics porn. You’re just getting your little ratings crack, OK, but it’s disgusting.”
Brzezinski took an even bigger shot at Conway, and intimated that Conway was being used by CNN to increase viewership.
“There’s nothing that she brings to the table that’s honest,” Brzezinski continued. “Your hosts know it. Your hosts look pained when they interview her because they’re just doing politics porn — they’re not doing news. We need to stick to the news.”
She later accused Conway of serving at the pleasure of the Trump administration "for the money," and nothing more.
A few days after Brzezinski went off on Conway, Conway fired back with an eloquent response.
"The hosts of MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ have become virulent critics of the president and those close to him,” Conway wrote on Twitter.
“Ignoring insults and insinuations is a valuable skill,” Conway continued, “but when sentiments are attributed to me that are not true, it is necessary to respond.”
“My beliefs, commitments and loyalties are plain to see,” she added.
“The notion I am serving ‘for the money’ or a ‘paycheck’ is absurd,” Conway said. “As campaign manager, I made a fraction of what other consultants have made on unsuccessful presidential campaigns. Then I walked away from dozens of opportunities for millions of dollars, and instead walked into the White House.”
“I would do it again,” Conway wrote, making the soundness of her decisions and her loyalties clear as a bell. “It is a privilege to assist President Trump in the White House, just as it was during the campaign. I know him, I respect him, I believe in him, and I am confident in his capacity to be a transformative and successful president.”
See Scarborough's comments in the video below.