On Monday morning’s episode of the MSNBC talk show “Morning Joe,” cohost Mika Brzezinski ripped into former President Donald Trump and his “evil” allies in the media, claiming that they have created a deadly “cult” surrounding COVID-19.

Brzezinski Sounds Off 

Brzezinski began her rant by claiming that Trump and his allies have planted seeds of doubt about the coronavirus vaccine, adding that they need to be stopped.

“We want people to be protected from disinformation, to be protected from dying in this country, to be protected from people like Donald Trump who spread disinformation, who love to make sure that the division and the death continues,” Brzezinski argued, according to Forbes.

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“They all could be preventable deaths,” she later added while discussing unvaccinated people dying of COVID-19.

“And all of the heartbreaking stories of the husbands or wives being put on ventilators and dying, and in the last moments, their last breaths of life, they regret that they listened to politicians or cable news hosts, who followed their dangerous, demented advice instead of just listening to their doctor,” Brzezinski continued. 

Brzezinski Doubles Down

Not stopping there, Brzezinski proceeded to accuse those who refuse to get vaccinated of “living in a cult” with Trump and “his evil allies on cable news and on social media and on Capitol Hill.”

“[W]e’ve been saying that those people following Donald Trump off a cliff were living … as if it was like a cult. Let’s be clear about this. This is not cult-like behavior. This is not ‘like a cult.’ This is now how people behave when they are in a cult,” she said. “If you want to know why, it’s because they are, in fact, living in a cult — that’s the definition of one, and it’s killing them.”

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“Whether you’re talking about David Koresh in Waco or the Jonestown mass suicides or Donald Trump’s lies about COVID, people died, and people are dying, and they are dying because Donald Trump and his evil allies on cable news and on social media and on Capitol Hill,” Brzezinski concluded. “It seems like a very strong word ‘evil’ until you understand just how many people this cult continues to kill.”

This piece was written by James Samson on July 19, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.

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