On Morning Joe, the hosts Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, and Willie Geist engage in dynamic discussion about political news and issues important to all Americans. Morning Joe attracts a variety of guests, including top newsmakers, politicians and cultural influencers.
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Morning Joe - Kellyanne Conway - Netflix
Kellyanne Elizabeth Conway (née Fitzpatrick; born January 20, 1967) is an American pollster, political consultant, and pundit who is currently serving as Counselor to the President in the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump. She was previously Trump's campaign manager, having been appointed in August 2016. Conway is the first woman to have run a successful U.S. presidential campaign. She has previously held roles as campaign manager and strategist in the Republican Party, and was formerly president and CEO of The Polling Company, Inc./WomanTrend. Despite living in Trump World Tower for seven years from 2001 to 2008 and having conducted private polls for Trump in late 2013 when he was considering running for Governor of New York, Conway initially endorsed Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential primaries in 2016 and chaired a pro-Cruz political action committee. After Cruz withdrew from the race, Trump appointed Conway as a senior advisor and later campaign manager to his campaign. On December 22, 2016, Trump announced that Conway would join his administration as Counselor to the President. Since Trump's inauguration, Conway has been embroiled in a series of controversies, using the phrase “alternative facts”, making reference to a “Bowling Green massacre” that never occurred, and claiming Michael Flynn had the full confidence of the president hours before he was dismissed. Members of Congress from both parties called for an investigation of apparent ethics violation after she publicly endorsed commercial products associated with the president's daughter Ivanka Trump. On November 29, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that Conway would oversee White House efforts to combat the opioid overdose epidemic.
Morning Joe - Ban from Morning Joe - Netflix
On February 15, 2017, one national news show, Morning Joe on MSNBC, banned her from future appearances. “We know for a fact that she tries to book herself on this show. I won't do it. Because I don't believe in fake news, or information that is not true... every time I've ever seen her on television, something's askew, off or incorrect”, the show's co-host Mika Brzezinski said. The show's primary host Joe Scarborough said the decision to ban Conway from future appearances was based on her being “out of the loop” and “in none of the key meetings”. “She's not briefed. She's just saying things just to get in front of the TV to prove her relevance”, he said. On February 15, 2017, Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin agreed that Conway should be banned from future television appearances. “In recent days, George Stephanopoulos and Matt Lauer blasted her directly, essentially calling her a fabulist. Given all that, it would be irresponsible for any news show to put her out there, suggesting she really does not know what is going on at any given moment”, Rubin wrote. According to Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, who had a long-running friendship with Donald Trump themselves and were criticized during the campaign for their closeness to the candidate prior to their bitter feud, Conway is privately “disgusted” by her job and Trump, and her words do not reflect her actual beliefs. Conway has since disputed the claim.
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