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."

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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