'Morning Joe' co-host Mika Brzezinski slams Ivanka Trump for 'a lack of intellectual ability'

Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski slammed Ivanka Trump on Wednesday’s show. Ivanka tweeted about the recent mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, and asked that people not “overlook that Chicago experienced its deadliest weekend of the year.” Ivanka also tweeted statistics about the violence in Chicago she referenced, which some felt were misleading:

Chicago mayor, Lori Lightfoot, objected to the wording of the tweet, which she felt implied the “7 dead and 52 wounded” were all part of one incident rather than a number of occurrences.

In a press conference on Tuesday, per CNN, Lightfoot said: "It wasn't a playground, it was a park. It wasn't seven dead. It wasn't 52 wounded in one incident, which is what this suggests. And it's misleading. It's important when we're talking about people's lives to actually get the facts correct, which one can easily do if you actually cared about getting it right."

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Brzezinski expressed her agreement with Lightfoot, saying that Trump had “a lack of intellectual ability to know information,” and further criticized her for misusing her platform, calling her “so abusive, so uncaring, and really in a way unfeeling about what is going on.”

Viewers on Twitter were split on Brzezinski’s comments, with some arguing that Ivanka got her facts right, and others tweeting that it’s become hard to take “Morning Joe” seriously:

Others spoke out in agreement with Brzezinski, and felt Ivanka was using her tweets to distract people from hearing criticism of her father in the aftermath of the recent mass shootings:

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On Sunday, June 2, Ivanka Trump arrived in London one day ahead of the state visit. She took some time off to view the Victoria and Albert Museum. Posing with a friend, she wore a bright yellow dress made by Les Rêveries ($648) and electric blue pumps.

Shop the look:

Les Rêverie Floral Print Silk Dress, $648 

Les Rêverie Floral Print Silk Dress, on sale for $458.50 on Net-a-Porter

On Monday, June 3, Ivanka Trump visited Westminster Abbey (with husband Jared Kushner in tow) where President Donald Trump laid a wreath at the grave of the Unknown Warrior on day 1 of his State Visit to the UK.

For the occasion, Ivanka wore an all-white ensemble by Alessandra Rich including a pleated skirt ($1,085), suit jacket with puffy sleeves ($1,995) and crystal embellished belt ($735). She accessorized the look with a fascinator by Irish designer Phillip Treacy and nude pumps by Gianvito Rossi ($696).

Shop the look:

Alessandra Rich High-Waisted Pleated Wool-Crepe Skirt, $651 (Originally $1,085)

Gianvito Rossi pointed clear pumps, $696

Alessandra Rich Crystal-Embellished Leather Belt, $735

Along with the entire Trump family, Ivanka attended the state banquet held at Buckingham Palace on Monday, June 3. Kate Middleton, Melania Trump and Queen Elizabeth all wore white, while Ivanka opted for a powder blue Carolina Herrera trench gown ($10,990) with shirt collar and buttons. Some called her look inappropriate for the occasion.

Shop the look:

Carolina Herrera Tie-Sleeve Sparkle-Embroidered Trench Gown, $10,990

On Tuesday, June 3, Ivanka accompanied her father President Donald Trump to meet U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May. She wore a pleated polka-dot skirt ($1,190), pussy-bow blouse and leather tape pumps ($750) by Burberry.

Shop the look:

Burberry Pleated Printed Crepe de Chine Skirt, $1,190

Burberry Dalmatian Print Silk Pussy-bow Blouse, $1,190

Burberry Tape Detail Leather Pumps, $750

On Tuesday, June 4, Ivanka Trump attended a dinner hosted by President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump at Winfield House for Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, during their state visit.

This time, Ivanka opted to wear all-white in the form of a one-shoulder crepe gown by Safiyaa. She paired the look with embellished white satin Jimmy Choo pumps ($950).

We can assume the gown was customized because currently it's only available in a mint color for $1,750.

Shop the look:

Safiya Kora One-Shoulder Heavy Crepe Gown, $1,750

Jimmy Choo Romy Crystal Pump, $950

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