Deadline: White House host Nicolle Wallace has proven time and again to be one of MSNBC’s most outspoken Trump critics. But she outdid herself on Monday when she spent nearly the full hour mocking the President and trash talking Republicans, taking only the occasional break to report the news.
The bloodbath began when Wallace mentioned the President’s proclivity for aggressive weekend Tweets. She characterized Trump’s behavior as “this releasing of pressure,” wherein he “rages away at Twitter in his jammies.” Continuing with her imaginative illustration, she inquired:
What does the White House say about Weekend Trump when he’s unleashed on Twitter and his favorite Fox shows, and then he comes back on Monday morning and tries to put on a suit and act like the leader of the free world?
Slightly taken aback by the phrasing of Wallace’s question, Washington Post reporter Ashley Parker tentatively replied that Trump aides had grown accustomed to the President’s rambunctious online habits.
MSNBC contributor Donny Deutsch – a man not known for his cool head – was more welcoming of the bizarre high school gossip-style atmosphere that Wallace had cultivated. “I just want to add on to Captain Courageous,” Deutsch interjected with a grin. “In addition to his fervence for the foot bunions, he’s afraid to eat his own food.”
Not to be bested at her own game, Wallace added: “We know from Stormy Daniels he’s afraid of sharks.”
“He’s afraid of stairs,” Deutsch shot back amid giggles from his co-panelists. “Really brave fellow, that gentleman,” he joked.
The lighthearted bash session wound down, and the show reverted to its regularly-scheduled itinerary of overblown political rhetoric. Author Karen Hunter excelled in this regard when she declared that the GOP was no longer “the party of Lincoln, the party of Nixon, or even the party of Reagan.” Instead, she dubbed Republicans “the party of DW Griffith, the party of the KKK, and the party of Trump.”
Although Wallace had claimed earlier in the hour that the Republican Party was “officially dead,” she seemed equally satisfied with Hunter’s characterization.