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‘I Don’t Believe in Fake News’: Mika Brzezinski Announces Kellyanne Conway Is Not Welcome on MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’



‘I Don’t Believe in Fake News or Information That Is Not True’

Kellyanne Conway‘s week has just gotten even worse. MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski Wednesday morning announced the White House counselor to the President is no longer welcome on the show, just one day after both hosts ripped Conway apart as a liar who is out of the loop and who makes things up.

“I don’t believe in fake news or information that is not true,” Brzezinski said Wednesday. “Every time I’ve ever seen her on television something is askew, off, or incorrect,” she said, as The Hill notes.

Calling Conway “not credible anymore,” Brzezinski said, “Kellyanne Conway does not need to text our show, as long as I’m on it.”

Joe Scarborough echoed his co-host’s sentiments, but walked back his comments from Tuesday when he said she “goes out and lies.”

Saying he doesn’t “even think she’s saying something she knows to be untrue,” Scarborough accused Conway of “just saying things just to get in front of the TV to prove her relevance because behind the scenes she’s not in these meetings and any reporter can ask anybody in that White House and they will say the same thing. She’s not in these meetings.”

“So why does the president allow her to keep going out and spreading false information?” he asked.

While Brzezinski may say “every time” she’s seen Conway on TV “something is askew, off, or incorrect,” Conwy has been on “Morning Joe” dozens if not hundreds of times. 

When Conway was named White House counselor she thanked Brzezinski. “I appreciate your counsel and your friendship throughout, Mika, and that of many others,” Conway said in December.

On Tuesday Conway tweeted her “love” to a white nationalist, then deleted the tweet saying she did not know who accessed her account to post that message. And the Office of Government Ethics recommended Conway be disciplined for her “free commercial” hawking Ivanka Trump’s clothing line.

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Trump’s MAGA Supporters Chant Profanities Within ‘Clear’ Earshot of Young Kids Biden Was Talking to Outdoors



Trump’s MAGA supporters were out in full force Friday afternoon, chanting “F**k Biden,” waving flags with the same slogan, along with ones that falsely claim “Trump won,” as President Joe Biden spoke with young children outside a Connecticut child development center.

“Around 50 more Trump supporters,” according to the White House press pool, “gathered a street away from the center. They chanted ‘F*** Joe Biden. He’s not our president.’ They also shouted ‘traitors’ as a coda while we walked inside.”

Minutes later the press pool reported President Biden “entered the playground at 1:25, greeted by some gregarious children. One gave him a hug, as he kneeled to talk. Another, wearing an American flag t-shirt, pointed out parts of the playground.”

But then, confirmation that the Trump supporters’ profanity could be heard by the young children and the President.

“From the playground the pool could still hear protesters chanting from the curb outside. More expletives. More yelling,” the pool reports.

NBC News White House Correspondent Mike Memoli also confirms:

President Biden later made televised remarks promoting his “Build Back Better” agenda, and talking about how improvements to infrastructure will help young children.



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Biden Justice Dept. to Formally Petition Supreme Court to Block Unconstitutional Texas Abortion Ban



The Biden Dept. of Justice will formally ask the U.S. Supreme Court to block Texas’ near-total ban on abortion, one many legal experts say is unconstitutional.

CNN reports the DOJ will make the formal request to block implementation of the law “while legal challenges play out, a department spokesperson said Friday.”

The DOJ has been filing requests with lower courts, but in an unusual set of circumstances the Fifth Circuit, one of the nation’s most conservative courts of appeal, has sided with the State of Texas instead of judges who have moved to block the new type of law.

This will be seen as a test of the 6-3 majority conservative Supreme Court, that repeatedly bent to then-President Donald Trump’s frequent requests, as he bypassed lower courts frequently to implement his polices that were often challenged by civil rights groups.


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Baseball-Bat Wielding Woman Bites Capitol Police Officer: Report



A woman wielding a baseball bat who “appeared agitated” allegedly attacked U.S. Capitol Police officers Friday morning including by biting one of them.

Police say several officers approached her, but she “did not cooperate” and “instead started yelling at them. When she raised her bat, the officers tried to take it,” WJLA reports.

The woman, identified as Olivia Romano, 25, “allegedly became combative and bit one of the officers, police report.” She was taken into custody.

WFLA points to a tweet in which Romano allegedly accuses the Secret Service of illegally arresting “Indigenious [sic] Water Protectors & allies.”

The Biden White House on Friday pledged “to treat climate change as ‘systemic’ financial risk,” Axios reports.

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