Mika Brzezinski: How Can "Rotund" Newt Gingrich And Donald Trump Talk About A Woman's Weight? Is It 2016?

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When asked about former Miss Universe Alicia Machado, Donald Trump said he helped save her job as she gained weight. The 'Morning Joe' panel discusses.

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"Why are they still talking about this?" asked co-host Joe Scarborough. "Newt Gingrich is talking about that? Seriously? Are you kidding me?"

"That's the pot calling the kettle black," commented Mika Brzezinski. "Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich can walk around, just, rotund as all get out, and it is not an issue. But women in order to be beautiful you have to be 117 pounds. Can you tell me, what year we're in here? Is this 2016?"

"I think we're back in the 70s," she said. "With those hideous pageants that we need to talk about at some point. Somebody who runs beauty pageants, you have to think about how they think about women. Look at those beauty pageants. Look at them... Young women in bikinis getting graded on how they look. I can't believe we still do these things. But somebody who ran beauty pageants, and still talks about gaining weight as a problem, do we really want that person in the White House?"

Newt Gingrich discussed this issue on last night's Hannity.

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