NBC's Elise Jordan on Sarah Sanders: Should Someone Who Enables The President's Lies Be Openly Welcomed In Society?


NBC reporter Elise Jordan and the hosts of MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' discuss the public backlash against members of the Trump administration being cheered on by elected Democrats like Maxine Waters. Also, watch Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass disagree with the attacks on Sanders "in the interest of civility."

MIKA BRZEZINSKI: And these are the facts that we have to search for every day and stick to and get right, Elise Jordan, I say this because it is from our vantage point, all we can do, even though this is a very, very emotional issue and it's really hard not to get pulled into the magnitude of the problem, but this president constantly tests the limits on the facts and that's a really nice way of putting it.

And I have never seen in almost 11 years of doing this show, people come up to me. Not to say, 'Hey, I watch you on TV,' but, 'Please do something. What can we do? I am so upset.' I have never seen such a visceral reaction everywhere I go. Just talking to people who want to do something, who want to say something. Which I think is why it's almost infuriating to hear the White House these issues, and even the problem that Sarah Sanders had over the weekend, which is an absolutely legitimate problem, but who cares at this point?

ELISE JORDAN, NBC: It goes back to the anger over plenty of Americans know that they are being lied to constantly, and they want the truth. Should someone who lies constantly and enables the president's lies be openly welcomed in society wherever they please? Should they face any kind of social or societal pressure. I'm increasingly weighing towards yes, even they I'm about civility, but there are choices. Sarah Sanders has made her choices and she chose to give false information from that podium to the American taxpayers who are paying her salary. Donald Trump has chosen to do that. Facts matter. The context that we present the facts matter, and this is not going away because we have thousands of children who have been separated from their parents and we don't even know the full magnitude of it.

MIKA: Where are they?

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