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I don't believe in fake news': MSNBC host says she will no longer book Kellyanne Conway on show

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MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski said Wednesday that Kellyanne Conway, counselor to President Donald Trump, is no longer welcome on her show.

The "Morning Joe" co-host said Conway has "struggled to be on the same page" as other members of White House staff and that, as a result, Conway will no longer be appearing on the three-hour morning program.

"We know for a fact 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," Brzezinski said, adding, "Every time I've ever seen her on television, something's askew, off or incorrect."

Brzezinski cited Conway saying just Monday that now-former national security adviser Michael Flynn "enjoyed the full confidence" of Trump, even after it was revealed that Flynn misled Vice President Mike Pence about conversations he had with Sergey Kislyak, Russian ambassador to the U.S. Less than two hours later, White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters that Trump was "evaluating the situation" regarding Flynn.

Roughly 12 hours after Spicer's comment, news broke that Flynn was officially out as Trump's national security adviser.

Co-host Joe Scarborough said other White House staffers told him Conway is simply "out of the loop" when it comes to the issues being reported.

"She's in none of the key meetings. She goes out and books herself often," Scarborough said, even suggesting that Conway "makes things up."

"She doesn't know. She doesn't have the information. She's not briefed and so she'll go out like she did yesterday," Scarborough said, referring to Conway's interview in which she addressed the controversy over Flynn.

Scarborough then added that it's not even that Conway is saying things "she knows to be untrue."

"She's just saying things to get in front of the TV set and prove her relevance because behind the scenes she's not in these meetings. Any reporter can ask anyone in the White House and they'll say the same thing: She's not in the meetings," Scarborough said.

Brzezinski concluded the segment by making clear one last time that Conway is no longer welcome on the show.

"Kellyanne Conway does not need to text our show as long as I'm on it," Brzezinski said. "It's not happening here."

It wasn't just the Flynn confusion that's haunted Conway in recent weeks, though.

Conway faced widespread criticism Thursday after plugging a "free commercial" for Ivanka Trump's product line during an appearance on Fox News. The U.S. Office of Government Ethics recommended to the White House Tuesday that it investigate Conway for her comment, which some have said violated the law.

During an interview with MSNBC earlier this month, Conway was rebuked for naming the nonexistent "Bowling Green massacre" while discussing domestic terror attacks. Conway later apologized for the error, saying she misspoke and that she meant to say "Bowling Green terrorists," referring to the two Iraqi immigrants living in Bowling Green, Kentucky, who were arrested in 2011 for providing support to terrorist groups.

And during another eyebrow-raising interview on NBC's "Meet the Press" Jan. 22, Conway famously told host Chuck Todd that Spicer gave "alternative facts" about the size of the crowds at Trump's Jan. 20 inauguration.

(H/T: RightScoop)

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