'Morning Joe' host Brzezinski: This is a 'fake presidency'

'Morning Joe' host Brzezinski: This is a 'fake presidency'
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"Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski on Thursday responded to President Trump's accusation that "fake news" is attacking him by calling his administration a "fake presidency."

Brzezinski and fellow co-host Joe Scaborough listed several of the false statements or inconsistencies that have come from the White House this week and played a clip of Trump ripping the "fake news" media for treating Michael Flynn "very, very unfairly" even after he had ousted him as his national security adviser. 

"He was the one who fired Gen. Flynn," Scarborough said. "Of course Kellyanne lied and said Flynn quit. And there are all these other lies cascading out of the White House."

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"You have Kellyanne spreading alternative facts, saying things that aren’t true, you have Miller describing the powers of the presidency in an incorrect, inappropriate and lying fashion," Brzezinski said.

Scarborough noted Trump aide Stephen Miller's claims of voter fraud in New Hampshire during the presidential election.

“It’s fake presidency,” Brzezinski chimed in.

"It's one lie on top of another lie, and then the president goes out and says what a great job he did," Scarborough said.

The hosts' comments come one day after Brzezinski said she would no longer book senior White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on “Morning Joe.”

"I don’t believe in fake news or information that is not true. That is — every time I’ve ever seen her on television something is askew, off or incorrect,” Brzezinski said on Wednesday.