Mika Brzezinski: Media's Job Is to 'Control Exactly What People Think'

February 22, 2017

MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski criticized President Donald Trump on Wednesday for undermining the media's message by creating his own facts, adding that the "job" of the media is to "control exactly what people think."

Brzezinski made the comment on "Morning Joe" after co-host Joe Scarborough said that he agreed with a panelist's view that Trump supporters are wondering why people are so upset over what the president is doing since he is implementing exactly what he campaigned on.

"What Yamiche [Alcindor] said is what I hear from all the Trump supporters that I talk to, who were Trump voters and are still Trump supporters," Scarborough said. "They go, 'Yeah, you guys are going crazy. He's doing–what are you so surprised about? He's doing exactly what he said he's going to do.'"

Brzezinski said she is concerned about what Trump's presidency may mean for the media.

"Well, and I think that the dangerous, you know, edges here are that he's trying to undermine the media, trying to make up his own facts," she said.

Brzezinski then appeared to argue that the media's job is to control what people think, adding that the president is interfering with it.

"And it could be that while unemployment and the economy worsens, he could have undermined the messaging so much that he can actually control exactly what people think. And that, that is our job," she said.