Former Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake recently ran into MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski at a Florida airport.
While Scarborough was respectful, Brzezinski and an aide with them were not quite as dignified.
Ran into Joe & Mika from @MSNBC at the airport. @joenbc was fairly nice, but his wife @morningmika started recording me, called me a “Liar” & said I was “Delusional”
They constantly lie & disparage me on National TV. I wonder if they’d be brave enough to have me on their show? pic.twitter.com/2HZZSG9yDM
— Kari Lake (@KariLake) April 19, 2023
Lake discussed what happened during an appearance on Steve Bannon’s War Room podcast on Thursday.
“I happened to be at the airport in West Palm Beach, and I was leaving, and I happened to see Joe Scarborough. So I turned around and got on the escalator down, and he was heading into the restroom, and I said, ‘Hey, Joe!’ He was nice. He said, ‘Hey,’” Lake explained.
“I said, ‘You know, I just wanted to introduce myself because you guys spend an awful amount of time badmouthing me on your show, and I just wanted to put the human being behind the face that you guys kind of go after,’” she continued.
Brzezinski, instead of having a civil discussion, began recording Lake.
“Mika was not very pleasant. She started recording me, unbeknownst to me, which is fine. And when I called her out, are you recording this, she said yes. And Joe said, ‘Don’t do that.’ He was a little bit perturbed that she was recording. But I just said, ‘Look, I’m the human being behind the person you guys like to bash 24/7, and that’s ok. but I just wanted to introduce myself,’” Lake said.
Lake continued, “…and then her handler … said you’re a liar, you’re an election denier, and you’re delusional and all of this. And I said I’d love to come on your show and talk about it. And I’ve never lied once about elections. I’m speaking the truth about elections. I’m in this because I’m a mom who’s concerned about my children’s future. That’s why I got into politics.”
“So it was a rather interesting exchange. But I just thought I’d take the opportunity to introduce myself to these people because they seem to talk about me quite a bit. Joe Scarborough said actually we don’t badmouth you. We talk about what a talent you are. You are one of the great talents in all of politics. He was actually pretty nice. But Mika was not the most pleasant person,” she said.