Both co-hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, agreed that President Donald Trump did away with whatever credibility he had after less than a month in the White House.
The co-hosts then placed some of the blame with Trump’s predecessors. For example, Scarborough described how the Bill Clinton administration and George W. Bush administration sent aides to Capitol Hill in order to tell, essentially, lies to lawmakers.
“Nobody’s laughing at this point at all, because it’s not just missile technology to China, now we’re actually talking about a very nefarious relationship with Russia. Something is there, something is wrong, something stinks in Denmark, and none of us know exactly what it is. I was just saying to somebody last night, I now know how my parents felt during the Cuban missile crisis, because this is as unsettled as I’ve ever been in my life.
Brzezinski continued with Scarborough’s point, saying,
“I actually think Clinton and Bush and the versions of lies that came out of both of those administrations have brought us to Trump, and have lowered the bar. But he’s taking it to a whole new level, where I’m not sure the presidency can sustain it.”
The “Morning Joe” hosts then described the way in which the “fake news” problem is so detrimental and why some of the Trump administration scandals have not yet resonated with the American public.
“You can’t expect everybody who’s working and raising three, four kids to be sitting glued to the TV set — and they’re not,” Scarborough said.
“This is the Kellyanne problem, and I think the president is coming very close to having it. I say that with all due respect, but Kellyanne Conway got to the point where she talked about fake news and alternative facts, but there is absolutely no credibility. People watch it, and they don’t hear it anymore because she says things that aren’t true.”
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