Mika Brzezinski Slams ‘Leninism’ of Steve Bannon: ‘It’s Disturbing; It’s Horrifying’

During Tuesday’s airing of Morning Joe on MSNBC, co-host Mika Brzezinski continued her longstanding criticism of President Donald Trump and his administration, this time zeroing in on White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.

Brzezinski, her counterpart Joe Scarborough, and their panel read an excerpt from the Daily Beast in which Bannon allegedly proudly proclaimed himself, in the fall of 2013, to be an devotee of Russian communist leader Vladimir Lenin.

“I’m a Leninist,” said Bannon, according to the report published last year. “Lenin… wanted to destroy the state, and that’s my goal too. I want to bring everything crashing down, and destroy all of today’s establishment.”

“This is so bizarre,” said a bemused Scarborough.

“No,” Brzezinski corrected. “It’s disturbing; it’s horrifying.”

Bannon — for what it’s worth — said he didn’t remember the conversation, according to the report (Bannon reportedly emailed back the original writer saying, “I don’t remember meeting you and don’t remember the conversation. And as you can tell from the past few days I am not doing media.”)

Watch above, via MSNBC.
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