MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski took her criticism of top White House advisor Kellyanne Conway to new levels on Tuesday, claiming the South Jersey native rarely seems to know what she’s talking about.
"I feel even more so that everyone should ban her," Brzezinski said in an interview with Variety, doubling down on her refusal to book Conway on Morning Joe after offering incorrect information involving President Trump’s former National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn.
"I’m surprised that these little acrobatic games are played with her on live national television. I think it denigrates what we do,” Brzenzinski continued. “It’s clear she doesn’t bring anything to the table. It’s clear she doesn’t know exactly what she’s talking about. It’s clear she’s making it up as she goes along."
During an interview with New York magazine, Trump’s chief strategist and former Breitbart editor Steve Bannon admitted that Conway was left out of the loop when it came to Flynn, noting he was “a little surprised” when he saw her on television incorrectly discussing the situation.
"[Q]uite seriously, it’s unbelievable she has this job and what it says about this presidency that she has this job,” Brzenzinski added.
The Blaze suspends Tomi Lahren after she admits she’s pro-choice
It’s been an odd couple of days for conservative commentator Tomi Lahren.
On Friday, Lahren, the host of a nightly show on the Glenn Beck-founded website The Blaze, admitted to members of The View that she not only supports abortion rights, but that she thinks pro-life conservatives are hypocrites for supporting the idea that the government “should decide what women do with their bodies.”
Three days later, Lahren jumped on Twitter while her show would normally be airing to make a reference to the extra free time she suddenly found herself enjoying.
So I've got some "me" time tonight. Anything good on TV? �� #TeamTomi
— Tomi Lahren (@TomiLahren) March 20, 2017
The Blaze has confirmed that Lahren's show has been pulled off the air for the week, after founder Glenn Beck joined a chorus of conservative writers and commentators who criticized her opinion on abortion rights.
“I would disagree that you’re a hypocrite if you want limited government and yet you want the government to protect life of the unborn,” Beck said on his own show.
Fox News benches Andrew Napolitano after wiretap claims
On Monday, a day when most television networks turned to their legal analysts to discuss FBI Director James Comey’s testimony and the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, Fox News senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano was noticeably absent.
Now we know why.
Several outlets are reporting that Fox News has taken Napolitano off the air indefinitely after the former New Jersey Superior Court judge went on Fox and claimed former President Obama used the GCHQ, a British intelligence agency, to wiretap the phones in Trump Tower.
Multiple hosts on Fox News, including anchor Bret Baier, have said the claims could not be verified.
“We love the judge, we love him here at Fox, but the Fox News division was never able to back up those claims and was never reported on this show,” Baier said on Friday, labeling the report a “commentary.”
Both the president and White House press secretary have cited Napolitano’s report when asked why the administration continues to defend the debunked claims Trump made about Obama earlier this month on Twitter.
The president defended Napolitano comments during a press conference with German chancellor Angela Merkel last week, where he called the Fox News contributor a “very talented reporter.”
CNN Trump surrogate thinks the president speaks a different language
Usually, CNN analyst Jeffrey Lord is paid to defend Donald Trump from his home in Camp Hill, Pa.
But last night, Lord joined a panel discussion on Anderson Cooper 360, where he was the only commentator who refused to call the president a liar over wiretapping claims that were debunked earlier in the day by Comey and NSA director Michael Rogers.
Even conservative commentator and Daily Beast contributor Matt Lewis couldn’t endure Lord's defense of President Trump, jumping into the conversation to say, “All of us except for Jeffrey would agree that he is a liar.”
Instead, Lord repeated a statement made by Alabama conservative talk show host Richard Dixon that Trump wasn’t lying, he was simply speaking “Americanese,” and that “real Americans” knew what president meant when he tweeted the allegations against President Obama.
“You’re smarter than that,” an exacerbated Cooper said. “Come on, Jeffrey.”