Brzezinski: Trump’s White House Is ‘Built on Lies’ and It’s Caving In

• May 17, 2017 9:04 am


MSNBC "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski on Wednesday said that President Donald Trump's White House is "built on lies" and that it is caving in after two negative reports came out this week.

Co-host Joe Scarborough began the segment by reading an excerpt from Tuesday's Wall Street Journal editorial about the "turbulence" in Trump's White House and how "loose lips sink presidencies."

Brzezinski said that she and Scarborough had to curate what sources in the White House and National Security Council were telling them because Trump was "throwing" them "under the bus."

"We literally in real-time had to curate the information that they were throwing at us, because we knew in real-time – we felt in our gut in real-time – that this president was throwing these high-level officials, administration officials, national security council officials, and members of his inner circle under the bus because we know how he operates," Brzezinski said.

"It was very clear that this presidency and this White House, which is built on lies was caving in on itself," Brzezinski added.

Scarborough chimed in, saying the White House was "absolute chaos," and "everybody is afraid they're going to be fired."

"‘I will use you. I will throw you out. I will churn you up. I will spit you out. I will tarnish your reputation all to steal 12 hours of an alibi on cable news,'" Scarborough said, in an attempt to mimic his perceived attitude of Trump.

The negative reports that came out against Trump related to two meetings that he previously had.

The Washington Post report from Monday relates to his meeting last week with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at a White House, where he reportedly disclosed highly classified information pertaining to an Islamic State terrorist threat related to the use of laptop computers on aircraft.

The New York Times report from Tuesday relates to Trump's meeting with then-FBI director James Comey in February where Trump reportedly requested that Comey drop the investigation into his National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who had resigned a day earlier.