MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski blasted President Donald Trump's claims of wiretapping by the Obama administration.
"I don't know how anybody can defend this president, even if it's their job," she said Monday on "Morning Joe," referring to the explanations offered by the White House for Trump's Saturday morning tweets.
"This is not funny. This is really bad. Just for the record, we're all really nervous. So if people out there feel nervous, we do too."
Discussing the news with co-host Joe Scarborough, she also declared the Trump presidency to be "fake and failed."
Wait...Trump's tweets over the WEEKEND tipped them over?
Like he wasn't tweeting crazy FOR YEARS?
Anyone falling for this CYA outrage? pic.twitter.com/hVpiSqhqnv
— Adam Khan (@Khanoisseur) March 6, 2017
"I had hope and an opened mind. I have lost hope completely and my mind is closed," she said. "This presidency is fake and failed."
Scarborough had some harsh words of his own, calling Trump "totally unprepared" to be president and accusing him of attempting to cause "as big as an explosion as possible to distract from other things."
Some media reports said she was crying, but she and co-host Joe Scarborough refuted those claims.
Tearfully? Really? Review the tape. All eyes on that set were dry. Is this how you marginalize women who speak up? Interesting. https://t.co/zohQDeadzx
— Mika Brzezinski (@morningmika) March 7, 2017
MEMO TO 'THE WEEK': Mika wasn't crying. Mika was pissed off. Do you just attach "tearfully" to descriptions of women who lower their voices? pic.twitter.com/zX6oT7sqYc
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) March 7, 2017
The "Outnumbered" hosts discussed Brzezinski's emotional response this afternoon.
Meghan McCain said that once political commentators take their criticism to the next level, people will start to tune them out.
"As someone who has had criticism of Donald Trump which I've had, you can't approach it in a way that is hysterical," she said.
Watch the video above for Brzezinski's take and the video below for the panel discussion.