In the moments before Wednesday’s 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on MSNBC, the assembled cast of characters serving as the warm-up didn’t disappoint in bringing their anti-Trump heat to the first Democratic Primary debate.
All In host Chris Hayes launched this attack on the 2016 Republican primaries: “We all watched those Republican debates which were insane. They were the ugliest, most depraved, indecorous displays that anyone had ever seen....we watched them go after each other.”
Not long after Hayes’s nonsense, Deadline: White House host and failed ex-Republican Nicolle Wallace reminisced about Election Night 2016, surprisingly admitting that “when people talk about PTSD, it is in the media too.”
“I mean we got in wrong but Trump didn’t think he was gonna win either,” she added.
Earlier in the pre-debate show, Wallace ruled that the 2020 election cycle will revolve around “saving the country” from President Trump.
As for AM Joy host Joy Reid, she argued that the conditions at the border were created on purpose by the President to hurt illegal immigrants and place them in what she called “concentration camps.”
MSNBC's Democratic Debate Pre-Show
8:34 p.m. Eastern
CHRIS HAYES: We all watched those Republican debates which were insane. They were the ugliest, most depraved, indecorous displays that anyone had ever seen.
NICOLLE WALLACE: Did you see Fox Business this morning? I mean it is still happening.
HAYES: Right, but I am saying we watched them go after each other. We saw Ted Cruz like pivot to the camera and be like you are a sniveling coward. And all that stuff. We all watched it. And then at the end of it people thought well, they have all destroyed each other and they have nominated this complete, ridiculous buffoon who is now the President of the United States. Meaning like, I’m not sure that we know which dynamics do and don’t lead to strong candidates.
8:36 p.m. Eastern
BRIAN WILLIAMS: As I keep reminding everybody that night, when Trump won we were all here in this room, um, there was no victory speech written or loaded in any computer.
NICOLLE WALLACE: I was in communication with sources at the Trump campaign and I think, I think I was sitting right there where you are Claire. And at around 10:30 I was texting with a source and the source said um do you think we should have a victory speech? And I was like, yeah probably and it slayed me to say it, but you know when people talk about PTSD it’s in the media too. I mean we got it wrong, but Trump didn’t think he was gonna win either.