Sparks flew on the set of ‘Morning Joe’ earlier Thursday, with co-host Mika Brzezinski booting “Fire and Fury” author Michael Wolff in the middle of a heated interview; saying “this is awkward, you’re here on the set with us… but we’re done.”
The Trump-hating interview took a turn for the worse when Mika called-out Wolff over his recent, totally debunked suggestion that US ambassador Nikki Haley was having an ongoing affair with President Trump.
“You might be having a fun time playing a little game dancing around this, but you’re slurring a woman. It’s disgraceful,” said Brzezinski.
“Mika, again, she has been accused of nothing. She has decided to deny what she has not been accused of. Certainly, I didn’t accuse her of this,” fired-back Wolff.
“Are you kidding? I’m sorry. This is awkward, you’re on the set with us… but we’re done,” said Mika, before cutting to a commercial break.
Watch the fiery exchange above.
CRYING WOLFF: NY TIMES Reporter Says ‘Fire and Fury’ FACTUALLY WRONG
Even liberal journalists are beginning to question the veracity of claims made by “Fire and Fury” author Michael Wolff; with prominent New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman saying there are multiple “parts that are factually wrong.”
Haberman was speaking with CNN when she suddenly admitted that she could “see several places in the book that are wrong,” adding that Wolff “inaccurately describes a report” from her own newspaper.
“I believe parts of it, and then there are other parts of it that are factually wrong,” she told CNN. “I can see several places in the book that are wrong… So, for instance, he inaccurately describes a report in the New York Times. He inaccurately characterizes a couple of incidents that took place early on in the administration. He gets basic details wrong.”
When it comes to Michael Wolff's new book about Trump, NYT's Maggie Haberman says, "I believe parts of it and then there are other parts that are factually wrong." https://t.co/Wb2cFM3QvQ
— New Day (@NewDay) January 5, 2018
Wolff’s latest exposé, titled “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House” came under fire from liberals and conservatives this week, following multiple reports of inaccuracies and flat out falsehoods.
The book’s prologue itself admits that many aspects of the book are “badly untrue.”
“Many of the accounts of what has happened in the Trump White House are in conflict with one another; many, in Trumpian fashion, are baldly untrue,” Wolff writes.
FIRE AND FICTION: Reporter Tells Michael Wolff to REMOVE His Name from Anti-Trump Book
A prominent reporter featured in Michael Wolff’s “Fire and Fury” has demanded the author strike his name from future editions of the tawdry book, saying it “must be fun to write” whatever you want with “zero fact-checking.”
Jonathan Swan, a reporter for Axios who was mentioned in the book’s acknowledgements, blasted Wolff on social media Wednesday; telling the tabloid author that he had “no idea why you put me in your author acknowledgments.”
“Hey @MichaelWolffNYC: it must be fun to write and say whatever you want under the banner of “non-fiction,” with zero fact-checking or basic decency. I have no idea why you put me in your author acknowledgments but please remove my name for the next edition,” he tweeted.
Swan becomes the latest reporter to distance themselves from Wolff’s incendiary book.
Upon its release, even liberal journalists from the New York Times and CNN disputed multiple claims throughout “Fire and Fury,” saying specific conversations simply didn’t happen.