MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace gave a shout out to women who are reportedly polling in favor of impeaching President Donald Trump.
The host of “Deadline: White House” spoke with a panel on Tuesday’s show about national opinion polls showing voters’ support or opposition to the Democrats’ efforts to impeach the president.
New York Times chief national correspondent Mark Leibovich backed up Wallace’s claim that Trump’s latest tweets condemning the House impeachment inquiry and touting the decline in support in the latest polls is a sign of the president’s “anxiety.”
Leibovich declared the president’s contention is “grounded in nothingness” and that polls show a “holding pattern” in sentiments about the proceedings.
“He wants to create some sense of phantom momentum against impeachment which, as the numbers are showing, don’t exist right now,” he said. “I think the Democrats have to be encouraged by this.”
Karine Jean-Pierre, senior advisor and national spokeswoman for MoveOn.org, agreed.
“I was just looking at the Politico/Morning Consult poll. You look at Independents, the support for Independents for impeachment went up four points and opposition went down eight points, ” she said.
“And if you look at the CNN, women at 60 percent on impeach and removal,” she added, eliciting an excited response from Wallace.
“Those numbers are strong for Democrats and I totally agree, can Democrats continue to keep that momentum going especially going into the holidays,” Jean-Pierre said.
Wallace chimed in with her feminist hat-tip.
“Can we all agree that women should be the deciders of everything?” she asked.
“They are still capable of looking at facts and getting outside of their tribes, she added, telling Jean-Pierre, “I won’t make you answer that but I feel like you’ll agree.”
“You act like I would find that disagreeing,” The Daily Beast’s politics editor and MSNBC contributor Sam Stein interjected to laughter.
“All the enlightened men on this program,” Wallace quipped before moving on.
Of course, Wallace only praised those women who appeared to be agreeing with her dislike of the president. The MSNBC host was called out by Republican congresswoman Elise Stefanik of New York who told her to “get outside of the MSNBC bubble” during a Twitter exchange.
Hi ? @NicolleDWallace ! I am flattered that you are comparing me to @NikkiHaley ! HUGE compliment! Instead of ever standing in front of voters as a candidate or putting your name on the ballot, you just keep attacking @gop women who have. Sad. Get outside of the @MSNBC bubble! https://t.co/aBOn3lLuju
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) November 13, 2019
Earlier in the week, Trump tweeted that support for impeachment “is dropping like a rock, down into the 20’s in some Polls.”
Support for Impeachment is dropping like a rock, down into the 20’s in some Polls. Dems should now get down to work and finally approve USMCA, and much more!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 25, 2019
Trump’s denouncement of the “bullsh**” impeachment efforts by Democrats fired up the crowd at his Florida rally Tuesday night.
Florida rally crowd chants ‘bullsh-t!’ following Trump’s call on impeachment https://t.co/g70hu2CEsJ
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) November 27, 2019
And while the Politico/Morning Consult Poll did give Democrats some hope if they were trying to be optimistic with the 48 percent support of impeachment, voters were still divided and the impeachment hearing circus under the leadership of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff.
“Republicans remain steadfast in their support for President Trump amid a slew of damaging testimonies in the impeachment probe,” said Tyler Sinclair, Morning Consult’s vice president. “Our polling shows Republicans overwhelmingly disapprove of impeachment, while over 8 in 10 approve of the job Trump is doing as president. This has remained steady throughout the process.”
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