Brzezinski: My on-air meltdowns ‘are always right’

Mika Brzezinski of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” mocked White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday for “stuttering and bumbling because he's so uncomfortable with himself.”

She did so while defending her “little meltdowns” on the air because “they're always right.”

The discussion occurred at the top of the show’s 6 a.m. hour when Brzezinski and co-host Joe Scarborough were discussing former acting Attorney General Sally Yates’s testimony Monday about her warning to the White House earlier this year that then-national security adviser Michael Flynn could be blackmailed by Russia.


“It does raise questions about the amount of money that Trump has probably gotten funded through Russia for all of his personal interests,” said Brzezinski. “But the bigger issue is every lie chips away at this presidency and every untruth that Sean Spicer brings to the table stuttering and bumbling because he's so uncomfortable with himself."

“And I know my little meltdowns make you laugh," she added, looking at Steve Rattner, a regular on the show who advised former President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein Obama Ilhan Omar: GOP response to calls for police reform 'was vicious' Twitter accounts of Obama, Biden, Musk and others compromised Trump-backed House candidate leads by only 7 votes in key Texas runoff MORE.

“No,” an amused Rattner replied.

“They're always right,” Brzezinski continued. “I’m always right when — I’m telling you right now, these guys are going to find themselves literally fumbling on their own lies to the point where it brings them down. It's going to start with the press secretary, but it's going to end up on the president's desk.  

“There’s too many lies.”

Brzezinski took credit in February for saying back in December that Flynn would be the first to go in the Trump administration. 

“Mika, you have been saying all along that Michael Flynn would be the first to go,” said Scarborough on Feb. 14. “You started saying it even before he was sworn in. You said ‘Michael Flynn will be out first.’”
Brzezinski had said Flynn is in a group of administration officials “that are really not cut out for their jobs.”
“I think this is good news for those who have been concerned that this White House has some people in it that are really not cut out for their jobs and perhaps leading the president astray,” said Brzezinski at the time. 

“I think that Flynn had a very, very, too-tight relationship with Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpProgressive group launches M pro-Biden ad buy targeting young voters Ilhan Omar: GOP response to calls for police reform 'was vicious' White House considers sweeping travel ban on members, families of the Chinese Communist Party: report MORE that also raised questions about the relationship with Russia, which still remains a big question.”

Brzezinski is the daughter of Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as President Jimmy Carter's national security adviser from 1977 to 1981.