Over the last 24 hours, one of the bigger stories to make the news has been Presidential Counsel Kellyanne Conway getting banned from the MSNBC show "Morning Joe." In the aftermath, President #Donald Trump has continued his attack on alleged "fake news" outlets, but two MSNBC hosts are not letting him slide.
MSNBC on Trump
After a string of controversial TV appearances and questionable comments, MSNBC "Morning Joe" hosts #Joe Scarborough and #Mika Brzezinski unloaded on Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday morning, before announcing that her lack of credibility was the reason she was no longer welcome on the show. Donald Trump, in response, took to Twitter to lash out at MSNBC and other news outlets, while also doubling down his criticism during a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. As reported by The Hill on February 16, the MSNBC hosts decided to respond.
MSNBC host Joe Scarborough was first to point out that retired Gen. Michael Flynn was forced to resign, despite Kellyanne Conway going on cable news and claiming he quit on his own. "He (Trump) was the one who fired Gen. Flynn," Scarborough noted. "Of course Kellyanne lied and said Flynn quit," he added, before stating, "And there are all these other lies cascading out of the White House."
"You have Kellyanne spreading alternative facts, saying things that aren’t true," Mika Brzezinski said, while also stating, "You have (Stephen) Miller describing the powers of the presidency in an incorrect, inappropriate and lying fashion." Not stopping there, Brzezinski went one step further and said, "It's a fake presidency!." At this point, Joe Scarborough added on to his co-host's statement. "It's one lie on top of another lie," he said, noting, "Then the president goes out and says what a great job he did." While Trump and the "Morning Joe" team were close at one point, those days appear long gone.
As Donald Trump continues his war of words with the news media, it doesn't appear that the relationship will be improving anytime soon. The former host of "The Apprentice" has made attacking the press part of his daily routine, but the media is now starting to fight back.