As far as Mika Brzezinski is concerned, Kellyanne Conway should not be permitted to appear on Morning Joe. Said Mika this morning: “Joe was just saying that she books herself on these shows, we know for a fact she tries to book herself on this show. I won’t do it. Because I don’t believe in fake news or information that is not true.”

Later, Mika laid down a personal marker, a virtual ultimatum. Warning Conway not to contact the show, Mika said: “I will say, Kellyanne Conway does not need to text our show. At least, as long as I’m on it. Because it’s not happening here.”

Note: on yesterday’s show, Joe Scarborough repeatedly accused Conway of “lying” about various matters. Today, he said that, seeing some of the headlines, he felt “badly” because his language was “so harsh, and I’m going to take it back about her, quote, lying.”

But Scarborough went on to say that “it is equally as bad” that Conway “makes things up.” Scarborough asserted that Conway is out of the loop, doesn’t attend key meetings, but is saying things “just to get in front of the TV set and prove her relevance.”

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: Joe was just saying that she books herself on these shows, we know for a fact she tries to book herself on this show. I won’t do it. Because I don’t believe in fake news or information that is not true. Every time I’ve ever seen her on television something’s askew, off or incorrect . . . I will say, Kellyanne Conway does not need to text our show. At least, as long as I’m on it. Because it’s not happening here.”