Boris Ephsteyn, President Donald Trump’s cable avatar, has gained a reputation as a crass presence off the screen, with bookers at multiple networks fuming about nasty attitude and bigoted remarks from the Russian-Jewish communications flack.
“He calls women girls, and he has no decorum about how he speaks to people,” MSNBC’s Joy Ann Reid told Politico. “He’s somebody that just makes the room uncomfortable. When he leaves the room, the conversation is, ‘I hope he never comes back.’ He enjoys making people uncomfortable.”
According to a story on the news site, Ephsteyn has threatened to keep White House surrogates off Fox News, ridiculed the hair and clothing of a woman pundit on CNN and implied that a black Democratic Party official had it easy because of affirmative action.
Epshteyn, who entered the Trump orbit as a college buddy of Eric Trump, has legally documented anger management problems — he was forced to attend classes two years ago after getting into a nasty bar fight in Arizona that resulted in misdemeanor charges.