Last month, Mika Brzezinski in essence banned presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway from Morning Joe. Saying she doesn’t believe in “fake news,” Mika declared that Conway has tried to book herself on MJ, but “I won’t do it.”
Brzezinski took things a big step further this morning, seeming to call for Conway to quit the Trump administration. In the context of discussing the criticism of the White House by the Office of Governmental Ethics for not disciplining Conway for her endorsement of Ivanka’s clothing line, Mika said “it’s probably time for [Conway] to pack it up.”
Mika is free to express her opinion. But somehow, we doubt that when it comes to personnel policy, the Trump administration looks to Morning Joe for guidance.
MIKA BRZEZINSKI: The government ethics office is criticizing the White House’s refusal to discipline Kellyanne Conway for her live television endorsement of Ivanka Trump’s clothing line.
JOE SCARBOROUGH: Is that bad? Are you not supposed to do that? Wait. Are you not supposed to use your position in Washington to promote clothes?
MIKA: Oh, my God. No, you’re really not. No.
JOE: Who could have ever guessed that?
MIKA: And Ivanka doesn’t want you to do that. Nobody does.
JOE: No, she doesn’t. You’re not doing anybody a favor.
MIKA: So stop thinking you do. The ethics director fired off a letter to top members of the oversight committee because in Washington, there’s really nothing to do, so this is important. Anyhow. The watchdog also said it was disturbed by the administration’s, quote, extraordinary assertion that White House employees are exempt from some of those regulations. I will say it’s time for her to probably pack it up.
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