Brzezinski: Main Networks Should ‘Refuse’ to Run Trump’s Address

TRENT BAKER

Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” called on major networks to “refuse” to carry President Donald Trump’s Oval Office address Tuesday.

Brzezinski said the networks “know objectively” that what Trump will say in his address will “be a steady stream of lies.”

“Done right, a nighttime Oval Office address can unite the country in trying times. It can inspire better angels in ourselves,” Brzezinski stated. “But all the signs here indicate that is not what Donald Trump has in mind, and the networks have a decision to make. Do they want to run the promise of more lies, more misleading statistics, more twisting of reality, more mindless confrontation all for the sake of defending Trump’s dark, twisted fantasy on a wall on the Mexican border to fight an enemy that doesn’t exist except in the most fevered swamps of American politics? Do they want to do that for ratings? Like they’ve done with other presidents in other times, the networks should refuse to turn over the airwaves to Donald Trump tonight for what they know objectively to be a steady stream of lies.”

She added, “Maybe that will stop him from debasing yet another one of our historic, solemn and cherished presidential traditions.”

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