Twitter and other major U.S. tech firms have faced criticism in recent years regarding a perceived liberal bias. One MSNBC personality, however, sees evidence of an unjust partiality toward President Donald Trump.
In comments she made during Wednesday’s episode of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, co-host Mika Brzezinski excoriated Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey for allowing the president to post “all sorts of crazy things,” vowing that the company would be “hearing” from her, as Breitbart reported.
“You’re a sick person”
Trump has targeted the MSNBC show and its titular host, Joe Scarborough, repeatedly on Twitter, most recently advancing conspiratorial claims believed to reference the 2001 death of an aide to the then-congressman, as Fox News reported. Scarborough, then a Republican, represented Florida’s 1st congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1995 to 2001, according to a GovTrack biography.
“That’s sick, Donald, you’re a sick person…to put this family through this,” Brzezinski, who is married to Scarborough, said Wednesday, according to Breitbart.
She then turned her attention to Dorsey in a public plea to block Trump’s access to the social media platform and his nearly 80 million followers.
“First of all, Twitter, you shouldn’t be allowing this,” Brzezinski said, according to Breitbart. “And you should be taking these tweets down. And you should be ashamed of yourself — you’ll be hearing from me on this, because this is B.S.”
“A call is being set up”
After continuing her on-air attack on Trump, whom she called “a cruel, sick, disgusting person,” the MSNBC host posted a pair of tweets aimed directly at Dorsey.
In the first, she solicited retweets from users who agreed that the world would “be safer” without Trump’s Twitter account.
— Mika Brzezinski (@morningmika) May 20, 2020
“A call is being set up with [Dorsey and Twitter General Counsel Sean Edgett],” Brzezinski added about an hour later. “Thanks for your interest. I will keep you posted.”
Trump has long defended his unorthodox use of the platform, declaring in 2017 that he doubted he “would be here if it weren’t for social media,” as the U.K.’s Independent reported.
Of course, Brzezinski is not alone in her sharp criticism of the president’s Twitter feed. For millions of others, however, this direct line to the White House provides unparalleled real-time access to his thoughts and opinions on issues big and small.