MoveOn.org senior adviser joins NBC, MSNBC as political analyst

NBC News and MSNBC has hired MoveOn.org senior adviser and national spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre as a political analyst, according to a Monday afternoon announcement by the network.

"Pleased to have @MoveOn's @K_JeanPierre officially join the @NBCNews and @MSNBC team as a Political Analyst! Catch her first appearance in her new role on @DeadlineWH at 4pm ET today," MSNBC Public Relations wrote on its official Twitter account.

Jean-Pierre, a Democratic strategist who worked in the Obama White House, later joined Nicolle Wallace's "Deadline White House" afternoon program on MSNBC, claiming that President TrumpDonald John Trump Former US ambassador: 'Denmark is not a big fan of Donald Trump and his politics' Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Detroit county sheriff endorses Booker for president MORE wants to end legal immigration for people "who come from brown and black countries."

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"We talk a lot about undocumented immigrants, and that’s whom he goes after," she said. "I think Donald Trump wants to get rid of legal immigration. And it’s because of people who come from brown and black countries. Just a year ago, it was reported that he said, ‘I don’t want anybody coming. Why do we have to have people from African nations, s-hole countries?'”

Jean-Pierre's comments came after Trump told reporters, "We want people through the merit system so that they can go work for all these great companies that I have coming into this country." "We need people in our country. But they have to come in legally, and they have to have merit," he added.

The president will address the nation from the Oval Office at 9:00 p.m. ET. The scheduled 8-minute address will be carried on all the broadcast and cable news networks.