NBC’s Mika Brzezinski calls for a Republican, any Republican to stand up to Donald Trump. Much to her frustration, no member of the GOP has the spine to oppose the president. Brzezinski even hands them the words they need to break free.
The co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” appealed to any Republican who will put country over party and country over their own career:
‘Bannon has to go. Or I’m gone.’
She said that if people are worried about this very dark path, she and her co-host Joe Scarborough are worried, too. Someone has to come forward, the co-host said:
‘I just don’t know why there’s nobody at the White House who doesn’t walk down the hall and say, “Mr. President, you can’t do this, this has to stop.” Whoever this person is (should say), “Steve Bannon has to go or I’m gone.” When does that happen? When does somebody do the right thing and protect their own reputation and this country from this president?’
Brzezinski talked about Trump’s latest ridiculous travel ban, announced by Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Omitting Sessions, the co-host commented:
‘Two of the three are clean and have great reputations and are great leaders and great men.’
Brzezinski is the daughter of Jimmy Carter’s National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski. She inherited her father’s the confidence, spirit, and patriotism. One example of that became apparent when she banned Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway from the show. Trump’s weekend tweets appalled Brzezinski.
MSNBC political analyst Mike Barnicle commented on Trump’s stability:
‘So in this situation, given what has happened just over the past three days, who in his party comes to his defense? How do they defend him when he is really creating his own separate universe that maybe they don’t even understand?’
The New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters pointed out the whole administration is operating in a universe of alternate facts:
‘This is one of the more troubling developments for the truth in American political discourse right now, is that even when the facts are not on Donald Trump’s side, there are people around him — in talk radio, in conservative media, on Capitol Hill, in his own West Wing offices — who will create their own set of facts to back up whatever outrageous claim he has made.’
Brzezinski said that the country is in “bleak and dangerous” times:
‘They say we’re worried because this is how it starts, and it’s a very strong statement. But how when you have the president tweeting what he tweeted on Saturday morning, how do you not look at everything as perhaps marching toward an area where we don’t want to go? How do you not look at this travel ban as a part of venturing into territory that could be bleak and dangerous for our country?’
Check out this video of Brzezinski in action:
Featured Image via Twitter/Mika Brzezinski.