'How can she look in the mirror': Mika Brzezinski eviscerates Sarah Sanders saying she failed the American people and is in 'Kellyanne territory' after she defends Trump's Pocahontas remark
- Mika Brzezinski took aim at Sarah Sanders on Tuesday while discussing the White House Press Secretary's response to Trump's Pocahontas?remark
- The Morning Joe host asked: ''How can she look in the mirror every day and say I am doing the right thing for the American people? You are not'
- She later said Sanders was in 'Kellyanne Conway territory,' adding:?'I don’t know how you do it. You’re raising three children. Stop'
- Her fiance and co-host Joe Scarborough was silent but in near hysterics as he listened to Brzezinski's very passionate diatribe
- On Monday, President Trump used a ceremony?honoring?three Navajo?code breakers to poke fun at Senator Elizabeth Warren
- Sanders then dismissed the press' questions about President Trump's remakrs being perceived as racist and bigoted ?
Mika is mad as hell, and she is not taking it any more.
The Morning Joe host erupted with a mix of rage, contempt and disbelief on Tuesday as she responded to White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders' defending her boss' decision to refer to Senator Elizabeth Warren as Pocahontas the previous day.
'When is there going to be a moment when she actually says the president misspoke? What’s wrong with her? Why does she do that job?' asked an animated Brzezinski.?
'How can she look in the mirror every day and say I am doing the right thing for the American people? You are not.'
Then, in a move that very clearly conveyed how incensed she was, Brzezinski compared Sanders to her least favorite member of the Trump administration.?
'This is Kellyanne Conway territory. This is horrible. I’m not sorry. Go ahead Joe.'
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Mika-ing me crazy: Mika Brzezinski (above) took aim at Sarah Sanders on Tuesday while discussing the White House Press Secretary's response to Trump's Pocahontas remark
Her co-host and companion Joe Scarborough, who had remained silent but smiling during Brzezinski's diatribe, then tried to start speaking but was cut off before he could get out a word.
'That is unbelievable. This is our president and that is the spokesperson for the president of the United States, sitting there defending his racism, his bigoted language, his stupidity This is where we are,' declared Brzezinski.
Scarborough, who seemed to be agreement with Brzezisnki, was red in the face by that point and unable to control his laughter.
Brzezinski was still not done however, and next took things a step further by stating: 'Sick. It’s sick. The whole thing is sick. The whole relationship is sick. She’s taken the oath.'
To close out she added: 'I don’t know how you do it. You’re raising three children. Stop.'
President Trump has made a habit of doing this countless times in the past, but it was different on Monday as he made the remark during a ceremony honoring three elderly 'code talkers' from the Navajo tribe.
The men, and many other Native Americans, played a vital role in keeping allied communications secret during World War II.
In honor of that accomplishment President Trump honored them at a White House ceremony where he elected to focus more on one of his many trivial feuds rather than the accomplishments of these three war heroes.
'You were here long before any of us were here,' said President Trump during his remarks, lighting up as he neared his punch line.
'Although we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas.'
The three honorees showed no emotion, but President Trump made a point of guffawing at his remark, which was later deemed as both racist and bigoted by Native American groups.
That in turn led to the press questioning Sanders about the remark.
Hucka-beat:?The Morning Joe host asked: ''How can she look in the mirror every day and say I am doing the right thing for the American people? You are not' (Sanders above on Monday)
No laughing matter:?Her fiance and co-host Joe Scarborough was silent but in near hysterics as he listened to Brzezinski's very passionate diatribe
When asked why President Trump found it necessary to say 'something offensive to many people while honoring the Navajo Code Talkers,' Sanders responded: 'I think what most people find offensive is Senator Warren lying about her heritage to advance her career.'
When pressed on the fact that it was a racial slur and asked what her response was, a disinterested Sanders muttered: 'I think that's a ridiculous response.'
She then moved on to the next questions, which again had to do with why President Trump and his 'decency' in using this phrase in front of Native American war heroes.
'Look, I think the President certainly finds an extreme amount of value and respect for these individuals, which is why he brought them and invited them to come to the White House and spend time with them, recognizing them, and honoring them today,' said Sanders.
'So I think he is constantly showing ways to honor those individuals, and he invited them here at the White House today to meet with them and to also remind everybody about what the historic role that they played many years ago.'?
She then found herself backed into a corner however when Kristen Welker of NBC News quickly got out one more question despite Sanders' desperate attempt to move on, asking: 'Why is it appropriate for the President to use a racial slur in any context?'
Sanders began to stammer a bit as she stated: 'I don't believe that it is appropriate for him to make a racial slur or anybody else.'
Trumped:?On Monday, President Trump used a ceremony honoring three Navajo code breakers (above) to poke fun at Senator Elizabeth Warren
Welker then followed that up, saying: 'Well, a lot of people feel as though this is a racial slur. So why is it appropriate for him to use that?'
Sanders responded: 'Like I said, I don't think that it is, and I don't think that was -- certainly not the President's intent - I think, like I said, I think the more offensive -- the most offensive thing...'
Welker then cut her off to ask: 'Does he see political value in calling people out racially?'
Sanders, in a last ditch effort to try and flip the script, said: 'Look, I think that Senator Warren was very offensive when she lied about something specifically to advance her career. I don't understand why no one is asking about that question and why that isn't constantly covered.'?
Senator Warren was attacked when she ran for Senate back in 2012 after it was discovered that the then-Harvard Law professor had listed her ethnicity as Native American in the director for the American Association of Law Schools.
She later explained that she only did this to try and meet others who might have native backgrounds, claiming she had been told that she was a descendant of members from both the Cherokee and Delaware?tribes as a child.
Pocahantas was a member of the Powhatan tribe.??
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