Mika Brzezinski Blames Khashoggi’s Death on Trump For Calling Press ‘The Enemy’: We Won’t Let This Go


On Thursday night, MSNBC hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough weighed in on the ongoing controversy surrounding the reported death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Brzezinski began by telling Stephen Colbert that Donald Trump has gotten “really good at being a really bad president” during the past two news cycles, citing his handling of the contentious confirmation battle of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and now he’s making us “look like a joke around the world” with his handling of Saudi Arabia.

“Every time he opens his mouth, we go down a peg internationally,” Brzezinski said. “We’re gonna pay for that for years to come.”

The Late Show host then pressed the Morning Joe co-host on how “we’ll pay for it” since the rapid news cycle often makes major news stories ancient history.

“Because this president has been calling the press the ‘enemy of the people’ and I can tell you we’re not going to let this go,” Brzezinski responded. “We’re not going to let this go, The Washington Post is not going to let this go. The New York Times is not going to let this go. And also, in terms of how we conduct our foreign policy, we can’t be a joke. We can’t be siding with the Saudis when they murder a Washington Post columnist. That can’t be our reality and at some point, this has to end in one way or another.”

Scarborough chimed in, saying that a “great way” for this all to end is for everyone to vote in the midterms.

Watch the clip above, via CBS.

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