‘Why are you thinking about it so much?‘: MSNBC’s Mika hammers Trump over ‘power to pardon’ tweet
President Donald Trump tweeted a lot over the weekend, and MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski said his statements raised many questions.
The president seemed to confirm in one tweet, claiming “all agree the U.S. president has the complete power to pardon,” reports that he and his lawyers had been examining his pardon powers in the face of the Russia scandal swirling around his administration.
“It’s fascinating, absolutely fascinating, and I can’t imagine any member of the press that wouldn’t have 10, 20, 30 questions about this tweet,” Brzezinski said.
While all agree the U. S. President has the complete power to pardon, why think of that when only crime so far is LEAKS against us.FAKE NEWS
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2017
The “Morning Joe” co-host suggested the tweet showed Trump had a guilty conscience.
“Why think of that?” Brzezinski said. “Why are you thinking about that is what one might ask. One might ask, why you are thinking about it so much to tweet about it and why are you talking about it with your communications director? These are really important questions that members of the press have every right to ask and possibly — if they are responsible — possibly one might think they should ask those questions.”
The president also complained that Republican lawmakers had done enough to protect him from the Justice Department and congressional investigations of his campaign ties to Russia, which Brzezinski said was bizarre.
“I don’t think we do loyalty pledges to actual people, I think it’s for the country,” she said. “I think there’s a concern that perhaps maybe there’s a delusional quality to some of these tweets that some might argue is not the best for the politicians who are working to try and make this country better — whether they’re Democrats or Republicans and the president.”