MSNBC’s Mika busts Trump’s threat to seize land for wall: ‘That’s the problem with having a shady real estate developer as president’
Mika Brzezinski (MSNBC)

MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski ripped President Donald Trump's "shady" plan to rush construction of his long-promised border wall.


The president has reportedly directed aides to fast-track construction contracts worth billions of dollars, aggressively seize private land and disobey environmental rules to complete at least 500 miles of the wall -- with the promise of a pardon if they run afoul of the law.

"This is the problem with having a shady real estate developer as president," said the "Morning Joe" co-host. "He wants to buy everything or get rid of everything. He just wants it done."

Host Joe Scarborough shamed Republicans for remaining silent as Trump violated the most basic principles of conservatism.

"Give me a big amen on conservatives, small-government conservatives and property rights, balance the budget, cut taxes and protect gun rights and property rights," Scarborough said. "That's in the pantheon of conservative values. Here you have a so-called, not even conservative, a Republican president who's been talking like an autocrat over the past several weeks, telling his aides (to) seize land, seize private property, do it illegally -- I will pardon you."

"Unbelievable, and yet Trump claims nine out of 10 Republicans support him," he added.