MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski urged Americans to vote against President Donald Trump after he justified a bomb sent to CNN and some of his most outspoken critics.
Suspicious packages were sent to the cable news network, Democratic lawmakers, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and several former U.S. officials who have spoken out against Trump, who spoke out against political violence Wednesday at a rally but seemed to justify the threats the following morning in a tweet.
A very big part of the Anger we see today in our society is caused by the purposely false and inaccurate reporting… https://t.co/T6k01IUL62— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1540466298.0
"You have the president of the United States tweeting about hate, tweeting against media, whom he has called the enemy of the people," Brzezinski said. "When the media was one of the targets yesterday, where people could have been killed. This is a whole new level of where we're at, and it is very hard to understand the mindset of a man who would say that this morning."
Brzezinski said the president's tone during the Wisconsin rally suggested his heart wasn't really in calling for a halt to the increasing political tensions, even as they have started provoking terrorist acts.
"While he didn't lash out at the media, while he didn't lash out too much at his Democratic counterparts, he actually made fun of his earlier comments where he, as if perfunctorily was reading a script by his staff. The president mocked his staff that urged him to plead for calm, to plead for unity, president mocked everybody who is a citizen of this country, when he made fun of the fact that he was behaving just for a moment. 'Look how well we're behaving, let's see how long it lasts.'"
She said the president was playing a dangerous game, and she said he must be stopped.
"This president sows doubt, he incites violence in his rhetoric," Brzezinski said. "We are at a moment where lives are in jeopardy, lives in the media, Democrats, lives of people who have used their voices in a country where we are supposed to be free to speak our mind."
Brzezinski said the moment called for political action, just weeks ahead of the midterm elections.
"We are supposed to be safe," she said. "Right now, we're at a moment where if you want to check this president, you might want to consider early voting. You might want to consider voting on Election Day. This isn't an anti-Trump dialogue that I'm putting out here -- this is anti-violence, this is pro-America."