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MSNBC’s Halperin Claims Trump Administration Violated Democracy

Posted on 28 February 2017

On Monday's Morning Joe, the conversation centered around the press gaggle that was held by Sean Spicer on Friday. Host Mika Brzezinski began by listing off the organizations that were unable to attend and mistakenly called the gaggle a briefing, which occurred several times by all of the panelists. Brzezinski said: “The White House held a press briefing, but it was not open to all reporters. CNN, BuzzFeed, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Hill and Politico were just some of the outlets barred from covering the briefing. Has this ever happened before?” Political analysts Mark Halperin and John Heilemann both answered the same, with a resounding no. Again, in a sing-song voice this time, Brzezinski asked, “Anybody ever seen this before?” The answer is yes, we have seen this before.