After President Donald Trump called Congressman Adam Schiff a “pencil neck,” MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch attacked the president, by saying he was “one of the most repulsive” looking human beings he has ever seen.
“When he started with the ‘pencil neck’ Adam Schiff, it reminds me, and it’s just — sometimes we laugh. And I’ve said this before on the show, he’s just disgusting to look at,” Deutsch said On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Friday.
“He’s obese. I wish we could put out that picture of him from behind, playing tennis or playing golf. He’s one of the [most] repulsive physically looking human I’ve ever seen. And yet — ”
"As a result, Deutsch said this morning, the president should not be attacking or making fun of the appearance of anyone else."
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 29, 2019
To their credit, hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski told Deutsch that kind of talk wasn’t necessary.
“OK, OK, Donny. No, no, no,” Scarborough said. “Let’s let him talk that way.” Brzezinski added “This is just not necessary.”
Deutsch pushed back against the hosts, “Joe, but it’s important. That’s what a bully does. He makes fun of people’s physical imperfections.”
Is Deutsch Making This Personal Because it is Personal?
Why Deutsch would stoop so low as to attack the president’s appearance could stem from his personal relationship with Trump’s ex-wife, Marla Maples.
EXCLUSIVE: Marla Maples is dating Donny Deutsch, a TV host who has called Trump "physically disgusting" and "a pathetic sniveling little president" https://t.co/ahiQtLLXA2
— New York Post (@nypost) January 18, 2018
In January 2018, many outlets reported that the TV host and ex-Mrs. Donald Trump were dating, noting that Deutsch had called Trump a “pathetic sniveling little president.”
Maples is the mother of Tiffany Trump and both mother and daughter are relatively low key when it comes to public expressions or statements about Donald Trump.
Maples was married to Trump from 1993 to 1999.
Could this relationship have something to do with Deutsch taking whatever political disagreements he has with the president and turning them into something so personal?
Or perhaps regardless, shouldn’t someone with Donny Deutsch’s media profile behave more professionally to begin with and stop acting like a child?