MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace had a bit of a meltdown on Monday when reacting to President Donald Trump’s tweets addressing the recent Fox News town hall held with 2020 hopeful Pete Buttigieg.
Buttigieg expressed support for third trimester abortions and tax hikes during the town hall, which was hosted by Fox News host Chris Wallace. Buttigieg made sure to insult Fox hosts like Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson while Wallace remained silent about his colleagues.
Many were not happy about the town hall, and one of those people was the president.
“Hard to believe that @FoxNews is wasting airtime on Mayor Pete, as Chris Wallace likes to call him. Fox is moving more and more to the losing (wrong) side in covering the Dems. They got dumped from the Democrats boring debates, and they just want in,” tweeted Trump.
He continued, “They forget the people who got them there. Chris Wallace said, ‘I actually think, whether you like his opinions or not, that Mayor Pete has a lot of substance … fascinating biography.’ Gee, he never speaks well of me — I like Mike Wallace better … and Alfred E. Newman will never be President!”
Wallace said the town hall “spooked” the president, though it’s probably hard for the low-polling Buttigieg to “spook” a sitting president who won his last election in a landslide.
“What a loser. What a loser,” Wallace said after reading Trump’s tweets on the air.
She added, “what a flippin’ loser.”
Panelist John Heilemann was a little more hesitant to name-call the president, but Wallace doubled down and called Trump a “loser” a few more times for good measure.
“I had heard this and I had read this, but reading it out loud from a teleprompter made it real for me,” said Wallace after Heilemann refused several offers to name-call the president and mock his physical appearance.
“It’s pathological,” Wallace continued about Trump’s tweets.
Wallace went on to say that an elementary school teacher would be suspended for the president’s behavior.
Wallace continued her rambling by perhaps overpraising Buttigieg just a bit.
“He is the best political communicator of the moment,” she said of the South Bend, Indiana mayor.
Considering Buttigieg expressed support for unpopular policies like third trimester abortions and raising taxes, Trump’s tweets are completely justified.
Buttigieg also insulted Fox News hosts while on the network and Wallace said nothing. Zilch. Nada. That is also worth criticism and really justifies the president’s unhappiness with the town hall and Wallace.
Also, a note to Wallace: the “best political communicator” should probably avoid going on a network mostly watched by people who disagree with him and then insulting two of their most popular opinion hosts. By trying to discredit Carlson and Ingraham’s views, Buttigieg is trying to dismiss the viewpoints of the millions of Americans who watch those hosts. That is not a good look for 2020. It may win over some potential Demcorat voters and independents in a room, but it proves Buttigieg is not even close to a threat to Trump’s reelection.
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