Morning Joe spent a decent amount of Tuesday’s episode ridiculing Vice President Mike Pence over his repeated denials of knowledge of contact between the Trump campaign and Russians — and during the discussion Mika Brzezinski managed to get in a brutal jab at Kellyanne Conway.
The panel discussed the latest news that Donald Trump Jr. had contacts with Wikileaks hermit Julian Assange during the campaign, which is the latest news to contradict Pence’s denial that he had any knowledge of such contacts.
After playing a number of clips showing Pence denying knowledge of other illicit campaign business, Brzezinski noted that “literally anytime he’s interviewed on anything of substance and concern, he says he knows absolutely nothing.”
“So either he’s clueless and he joined this administration and put in ear plugs and put on blinders and is walking around completely incapable of hearing anything, is that possible?”
“It’s possible that they leave him out of the room when they’re having the discussions,” co-host Joe Scarborough suggested.
Brzezinski then evoked White House counselor Kellyanne Conway to ask why anyone bothers interviewing Pence in the first place: “Kellyanne Conway is un-credible because she blatantly lies, somebody who’s clueless is not credible either.”
Conway is perhaps best known for her combative cable news interviews and inventive ways of explaining away the latest missive from President Donald Trump — including, most infamously, her defense of what she called “alternative facts.”
Watch above, via MSNBC.
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