MSNBC opinion host Nicolle Wallace and her guest Eddie Glaude — a left-wing professor of African-American Studies — cheerfully panted over their hope that the coronavirus could become so apocalyptic that it would destroy Donald Trump’s presidency.
Wallace and Glaude got giddy the same way that vultures and hyenas salivate over a rotting carcass.
Glaude wondered if the financial community will finally stop supporting President Trump since the stock market was volatile this week amid the coronavirus epidemic.
“We talked about the business community finally not sticking with Donald Trump,” Glaude crowed. “This may be and — I should mention this with a little trepidation — but this may be Donald Trump’s Katrina.”
A cackling Wallace breathlessly recounted that her former boss, George W. Bush, was eviscerated for his handling of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. At the time, Wallace was the White House communications director.
In 2008, Nicolle Wallace was a senior adviser to John McCain’s failed presidential campaign.
Wallace gleefully cooed: “Let’s just lean into that [fantasy] for a minute. Katrina was the moment when all the things that felt incredibly incompetent about the Bush presidency — the appointment of Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court, the botched attempt to pass Social Security privatization — were realized.”
Wallace continued: “We gave [the media] a proof point that we were indeed incompetent. And also, people died. This has the makings, structurally, for the same kind of moment [for Trump].”
For reference, 1,833 people died during Hurricane Katrina.
Fact check: Contrary to Wallace’s fake-news claims, Harriet Miers was never appointed to the Supreme Court. She was nominated by George W. Bush, but withdrew from consideration amid heavy criticism from Republicans, who claimed she was not conservative enough.
Eddie Glaude cheerfully panted that the coronavirus pandemic could “take down a president” if enough people die and the economy tanks.
“If there’s any moment that would shake that 40%…it’s this one,” Glaude said. “It seems to me that this is an event that could take down a president.”
If anything, the coronavirus confirms that Trump was right in making the case for a border wall and the need to carefully vet migrants flooding the country.
Moreover, not even Trump-haters can blame him for the virus. After all, it originated in China.
Twitter erupted in disgust at how repugnant Trump-haters are, that they hope for people to die and for the economy to crater if it hurts President Trump.
One man quipped: “Seeing national media giddy at the thought of Americans dying because it could hurt Trump’s re-election chances is something else.”
Seeing national media giddy at the thought of Americans dying because it could hurt Trump’s re-election chances is something else
— Kyle Tittle (@Tittlewk93) March 6, 2020
One woman tweeted: “She is actually smiling…smiling ??♀️??♀️ Unbelievable.”
A guy replied: “A sociopath reveals herself on live TV. I should be shocked, but I’m not.”
A sociopath reveals herself on live TV.
I should be shocked, but I'm not.
— Spiny_Norman (@spiny_norman) March 7, 2020
A man named Paul tweeted: “They can hardly contain their excitement about dead Americans, especially if it hurts Trump.”
They can hardly contain their excitement about dead Americans, especially if it hurts Trump.
— Paul (@pjb438) March 6, 2020
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