I will be reaching out to head of twitter about their policies being violated every day by President Tump. Hope my call is taken. Please retweet if you agree— Mika Brzezinski (@morningmika) May 20, 2020
The reaction: Twitter users responded en masse by branding Brzezinski a “Karen,” a pejorative term for a middle-aged white woman perceived to be entitled or excessively demanding.
- “You really asked to speak to the manager of Twitter,” tweeted conservative social media guru Caleb Hull.
- British rapper Zuby called Brzezinski the “Final Boss Karen.”
- Others, such as Australian opinion columnist Rita Panahi, reacted with memes:
What set Mika off: Brzezinski’s hugely viral tweet, which racked up nearly 200,000 likes and more than 100,000 retweets, was sparked by Trump’s latest insinuations about her husband and “Morning Joe” co-host, Joe Scarborough.
Which level Karen would you choose? pic.twitter.com/VdqoE40Agj— JustJude (@judebax) May 21, 2020
During a Wednesday episode of “Morning Joe,” a visibly upset Brzezinski addressed Trump’s promotion of “conspiracy theories” regarding the decades-old death of an aide to Scarborough.
When will they open a Cold Case on the Psycho Joe Scarborough matter in Florida. Did he get away with murder? Some people think so. Why did he leave Congress so quietly and quickly? Isn’t it obvious? What’s happening now? A total nut job!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2020
What authorities said about the case: Medical examiners determined that Lori Klausutis’ 2001 death was caused by an accidental head injury after she lost consciousness due to a heart condition.
This morning @morningmika tore into Trump after he once again accused her husband and co-host Joe Scarborough of murder and says on her Twitter feed that "a call is being set up with @jack and the GC." So, stay tuned.— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) May 20, 2020
Looks like I picked the wrong morning to sleep in. Go Mika! pic.twitter.com/oP6lOqEKIe
- Police said there was no evidence of foul play.
- Scarborough, then a Florida congressman, was in Washington, D.C., when Klausutis’ died in his Florida office, according to the Pensacola News Journal.