Amid a growing flair for violent rhetoric from the left in the wake of their failed 11th hour ambush of now-Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace laughingly recounted how she told failed 2016 GOP presidential candidate Jeb! Bush that he should have punched then-candidate Donald Trump in the face.
“I told Jeb Bush after that debate that I thought he should have punched [Trump] in the face,” Wallace proudly declared.
“He said, ‘What do you think I should have done?'” the MSNBC political analyst added. “I said, ‘I think you should have punched him in the face and then gotten out of the race. You would have been a hero.'”
A left jab, no doubt. The irony here being that Trump’s nickname for Bush was “low-energy Jeb.”
Wallace, who served as President George W. Bush’s communications director, believe it or not, was responding to former RNC head Michael Steele, who rivals Ann Navarro as CNN’s favorite anti-Trump Republican, who brought up the Trump-Bush feud during the 2016 GOP primary.
Her rhetoric drew a response from the president’s oldest son, Donald Trump Jr., who asked: “Is anyone shocked that the left wants people to resort to violence?”
Is anyone shocked that the left wants people to resort to violence? https://t.co/hqGzCUgrSL
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 11, 2018
Of course, Trump’s critics were quick to claim that Wallace is a Republican. She has called herself a “non-practicing Republican.”
Wallace’s violent suggestion follows former Attorney General Eric Holder urged his supporters this week to “kick” Republicans, and Hillary Clinton boldly declaring that you “cannot be civil” toward the GOP.
Here’s a quick sampling of the reactions to Wallace’s remark from Twitter, including some who dare to compare it to “mob” behavior:
The more they lose the more desperate they get, the more desperate they get the more violent they get.
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) October 11, 2018
How can she be so calmly saying this on national TV as if she is sure everyone will agree with her? Someone needs to tell her it’s not ok that she told Jen Bush to punch Trump in the face!!!!!
— Jennifer Kashani (@JenniferKashani) October 11, 2018
Low energy Jeb couldn’t swat a fly.
— DianeStephanX (@DianeStephanX1) October 11, 2018
Look how they resort to violence when they can’t win on the up and up
— Jim Elliott (@JamesElliott) October 11, 2018
Progressive media mob… https://t.co/MmQbTg4sH6
— Just Sham ?? (@itsShamsFault) October 11, 2018
She seems to be a very low EI/EQ individual trending towards violent and mob like behavior. Just saying.
— Robert Hewlett (@RobHewy) October 11, 2018
Probably advised a ‘left’ jab!
— Phil Conner (@Peconner1) October 11, 2018
Money doesn’t talk, it swears…to think she was once a conservative (unless, of course, she was being paid to be that too ?)
— Red (@sposfanatic) October 11, 2018
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